Learn More

Jane Taylor

(23 September 1783 – 13 April 1824 / Colchester, England)

Dirty Jim


THERE was one little Jim,
'Tis reported of him,
And must be to his lasting disgrace,
That he never was seen
With hands at all clean,
Nor yet ever clean was his face. . . .

His friends were much hurt
To see so much dirt,
And often they made him quite clean;
But all was in vain,
He got dirty again,
And not at all fit to be seen.

It gave him no pain
To hear them complain,
Nor his own dirty clothes to survey:
His indolent mind
No pleasure could find
In tidy and wholesome array.

The idle and bad,
Like this little lad,
May love dirty ways, to be sure;
But good boys are seen
To be decent and clean,
Although they are ever so poor.

Submitted: Thursday, April 08, 2010

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (Dirty Jim by Jane Taylor )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Left Before She Was Found, Sierra Staten
  2. Child in Me, Sierra Staten
  3. Of the Seven Deadly Sins- Jealousy, Emily Liang
  4. Crashed Thrones, Abby Bilan
  5. BMO, A.R Evangelista
  6. Let it remain, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Miracle over, hasmukh amathalal
  8. In The Eyes Of The Lord, Tom Zart
  9. My feelings, hasmukh amathalal
  10. Real meditation, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Katharine Lee Bates

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Autumn Days, Heather Burns
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]