Monday, 8 September 2014

Magpie 236 - a Nursery Magpie



Mary had three little moths,
They flew too near the light.
They fried their wings and feelers
(For those moths just weren't that bright).

Mary had a little goat,
She kept it by her bed.
It chewed up Mary's bedside lamp,
And now, the goat is dead.

Mary had a little lamb,
You think you know this rhyme?
You don't. For Mary's parents
Served it up, with mint and thyme.

Mary now has three more moths,
She keeps them in a jar.
She feeds them honey sandwiches.
They're still alive. So far.


(With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for the picture.)

22 comments:

  1. Lol!
    Mary had a Timex watch
    She swallowed it one day
    And now she's taking Beechams Pills
    To while the time away.

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    1. L, I thought it was to"pass" the time away??
      Thanks, anyway!

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  2. I would enjoy these in a book. It would be nice to have them all together.

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    1. You're very sweet, Adrian, but I'm afraid there wouldn't be much of a market for it ;(

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  3. Rolling on floor laughing out loud ....

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  4. Frances had a little pen
    She used it quite a lot
    Today she wrote about a hen
    Then put it in the pot.

    I know. Completely irrelevant. But it's a comment.

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    1. Full marks for effort, Graham, but I didn't use a pen, and there was no hen, either.

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  5. So funny. Long live Mary's three new moths!
    And may they have no more goats or lambs ever again!

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  6. lol!! wish to gulp down gallons of such rhymes!!...

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    1. Very indigestible, Sumana! But thank you.

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  7. Brilliant, as usual. I think you've started a trend, but yours is the best!

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    1. Well, not exactly brilliant....but thank you,

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  9. Clever indeed. Mint and thyme. Good combination of flavours? Love and Light, S

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