Tuesday, December 23, 2008


This poem by Olive Dove is in my Literary Reader and I love it.

Why are you always tagging on?

You ought to be dressing dolls
Like other sisters.

Dolls! You know I don’t like them.
Cold, stiff things lying so still.
Let’s go to the woods and climb trees.
The crooked elm is the best.
From the top you can see the river
And the old man hills,
Humped-backed and hungry
As ragged beggars.
In the day they seen small and far away
But at night they crowd closer
And stand like frowning giants.
Come on! What are you waiting for?

I have better things to do.

It’s wild in the woods today.
Rooks claw the air with their cackling.
The trees creak and sigh.
They say that long ago, slow Sam the woodcutter
Who liked to sleep in the hollow oak,
Was found dead there.
The sighing is his ghost, crying to come back.
Let’s go and hear it.

I hate the sound.

You mean you’re afraid?

Of course not.
Jim and I are going fishing.

Can I come too?

What do you know about fishing?
You're only a girl.


~nm said...

I'm impressed. And I wonder how can a little girl like you understand such intense stuff.

Ritu said...

Yes, New Pinch, you are a deep thinker

kiran grewal said...

Hi sweety. You know I read your post twice then I understood…it was lovely poem..keep reading like you mommy darling.

Pinku said...

hey i just came here yesterday wondering where you have been.

Then I remembered that you have exams and therefore would be busy.

That really is a beautiful piece and yes very intense.

I hope that you are able to negate the 'only a girl' tag always.

Jasdeep said...

This is cuteness.. keep reading and keep posting and yes keep going for outside activities :)

Rajindarjit said...

Wow.wonderful piece of poetry you have selected for posting here, which is deep and thoughtful too.
You are a talented and gifted child no doubt, and your selection is an ample proof to be proud of.
Keep it up!
God bless you!

Anonymous said...

nicey nicey post! It is really a deep thinking poem-keep on!

Monika said...

wow new pinch... u are so good... when i was ur age i hardly use to understand these things... good job girl

Manish Raj said...

New Pinch, you really liked it ?