Treasure Island

Katherine Mansfield

(14 October 1888 – 9 January 1923 / Wellington)

A Few Rules for Beginners


Babies must not eat the coal
And they must not make grimaces,
Nor in party dresses roll
And must never black their faces.

They must learn that pointing's rude,
They must sit quite still at table,
And must always eat the food
Put before them--if they're able.

If they fall, they must not cry,
Though it's known how painful this is;
No--there's always Mother by
Who will comfort them with kisses.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: food, mother, baby, kiss

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Few Rules for Beginners by Katherine Mansfield )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
Must follow his trace, and all his wittes dress,
Virtue to love, and vices for to flee;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]