Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Child's Calendar

A Child's Calendar

January brings the snow.
Makes our feet and fingers glow.

February bring the rain,
Thaws the frozen lake again.

March brings breezes, loud and shrill,
To stir the dancing daffodil.

April brings the primrose sweet,
Scatters daisies at our feet.

May brings flocks of pretty lambs,
Skipping by their fleecy dams.

June brings tulips, lilies, roses,
Fills the children's hands with posies.

Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers.

August brings the sheaves of corn,
then the harvest home is borne.

Warm September brings the fruit;
sportsmen then begin to shoot.

Fresh October brings the blast;
Then the leaver are whirling fast.

Chill December brings the sleet,
Blazing fire,and Christmas treat.

The Victorian Nursery Companion by Sarah Coleridge (1834).

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