Robert Graves

(1895 - 1985 / London / England)

A Song For Two Children


'Make a song, father, a new little song,
All for Jenny and Nancy.'
Balow lalow or Hey derry down,
Or else what might you fancy?

Is there any song sweet enough
For Nancy and for Jenny?
Said Simple Simon to the pieman,
'Indeed I know not any.'

'I've counted the miles to Babylon,
I've flown the earth like a bird,
I've ridden cock-horse to Banbury Cross,
But no such song have I heard.'

'Some speak of Alexander,
And some of Hercules,
But where are there any like Nancy and Jenny,
Where are there any like these?'

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

Form:


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

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 Song For Two Children by Robert Graves )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 0 Points Barbara Clafton (8/1/2013 6:33:00 PM)

    I liked this, as I often write little bits for my children, but also like to write in the same way as some of the old favourites. A clever way to bring both togehter- thank you for sharing x (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Poem of the Day

poet Oscar Wilde

(In memoriam
C. T. W.
Sometime trooper of the Royal Horse Guards
obiit H.M. prison, Reading, Berkshire
July 7, 1896)

I

He did not wear his scarlet coat,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ruth Stone

 

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. it's no surprise i'm weeping, just a lit.., Mandolyn ...
  2. Culmination, Angell Afinowi
  3. A Flowers Telling of Orpheus, Skyler Ryan
  4. West, GRANT FRASER
  5. Hurricane Kaitlyn, Bernard Snyder
  6. Old Breath, GRANT FRASER
  7. Saints Rising, George Egba
  8. Hiroshima., Tony Adah
  9. Sun Exposed, Prasad Natarajan
  10. Libra Scale, Kewayne Wadley
[Hata Bildir]