Beatrix Potter Poems
- We Have A Little Garden WE have a little garden, A garden of...
- This Pig Went To Market THIS pig went to market; This pig ...
- Ninny Nanny Netticoat Ninny Nanny Netticoat, In a white ...
- Cecily Parsley CECILY PARSLEY lived in a pen, And brewed ...
- Three Blind Mice Three blind mice, three blind mice, See ...
- Goosey, Goosey, Gander
- Bow, Wow, Wow
Helen Beatrix Potter was born in 1866, in South Kensington, London. Her father was a wealthy investor. Potter lived a secure childhood at home, with her youger brother Bertram. She was taught by governesses, and learned reading by Sir Walter Scott's novels. At age fifteen, she began a diary, and invented a code to write in it. This she continued till the age of thirty. It was decoded by the engineer Leslie Linde, and after seven years of deciphering, it was published.
In the 1890's, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," and some other short animal stories, originally written to amuse the sickly child of one of her governesses, after first being rejected, were published. They ... more »
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We Have A Little Garden
WE have a little garden,
A garden of our own,
And every day we water there
The seeds that we have sown.
WE love our little garden,
And tend it with such care,
You will not find a faced leaf
Or blighted blossom there.