Alfred Noyes

(16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958 / Wolverhamton)

Daddy Fell into the Pond.


Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey.

We had nothing to do and nothing to say.

We were nearing the end of a dismal day,

And there seemed to be nothing beyond,

THEN

Daddy fell into the pond!



And everyone's face grew merry and bright,

And Timothy danced for sheer delight.

"Give me the camera, quick, oh quick!

He's crawling out of the duckweed."

Click!



Then the gardener suddenly slapped his knee,

And doubled up, shaking silently,

And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft

And is sounded as if the old drake laughed.



O, there wasn't a thing that didn't respond

WHEN

Daddy fell into the pond!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
110 person liked.
22 person did not like.

Form:


Read poems about / on: sky, dance

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 (Daddy Fell into the Pond. by Alfred Noyes )

  • Rookie Bella Lopez (1/1/2014 11:17:00 AM)

    its sad the daddy the took a picture of him but still I would do that (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Bonnie Shipman (1/31/2012 7:10:00 PM)

    What a love of laughter! It is very true somedays are so boring or gloomy that they really require an absurd accident to lighten the mood. I wonder if this ever actually happened? I think it very well could have. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (7/28/2008 8:58:00 AM)

    This reminds me of the instruction given to staff at Butlin's Holiday Camps to keep up the fun:

    'If the mood in the dining hall gets heavy - dropp some plates! ' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie M.E. Fuller (1/23/2008 12:23:00 PM)

    This poem makes me laugh and I can share it with friends at church. (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
[Hata Bildir]