Nancy Fotheringham Cato

(1917 - 2000 / Australia)

Willy-Wag and Sparrow


Willy-wag and Sparrow
sat on a stone.
Said Willy, it's cold
when the sun is gone.

But my heart beats hot
in my white silk breast;
time enough later
for me to rest.

Said Sparrow, It's dark
in the green willow,
and the cat may lurk
in the shade below.

He fluffed his feathers
and shook his head;
by now the others
are safe in bed.

Said Willy, the sky
is full of light,
and a juicy fly
is quickly caught.

I'll flirt my fan
awhile the cold,
and I won't go in
till the moon is gold.

Said sparrow, the tree
is full by now,
and I'm off to my perch
on the topmost bough.

But Willy said, whether
it's dark or light,
if I feel like singing
I'll sing all night.

Submitted: Thursday, April 08, 2010

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

Nancy Fotheringham Cato's Other Poems


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 (Willy-Wag and Sparrow by Nancy Fotheringham Cato )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Shipping Container, Marshall Gass
  2. Smell the Flowers, Joseph Narusiewicz
  3. Low Performances, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  4. Trivial Pursuits, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  5. "These doodles help me...", Jeff Gangwer
  6. "In a manner of speaking...", Jeff Gangwer
  7. "Can I just...? ", Jeff Gangwer
  8. SLEEPING NIGHT, Egbe Chris
  9. Doorways / Points of Access, Jeff Gangwer
  10. "...on the hook", Jeff Gangwer

Poem of the Day

poet Edmund Spenser

Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator ydly sits
Beholding me that all the pageants play,
Disguysing diversly my troubled wits.
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]