Kate Greenaway Poems
- On The Bridge IF I could see a little fish– That is what I ...
- The Little Jumping Girls JUMP–jump–jump– Jump away From ...
- The Tea Party IN the pleasant green Garden We sat down to ...
- The Four Princesses FOUR Princesses lived in a Green ...
- Baby Mine BABY mine, over the trees; Baby mine, over the ...
- Miss Molly And The Little Fish... OH, sweet Miss ...
- Susan Blue OH, Susan Blue, How do you do? Please may I go ...
Kate Greenaway (Catherine Greenaway) (London, 17 March 1846 – 6 November 1901) was an English children's book illustrator and writer. Her first book, Under The Window (1879), a collection of simple, perfectly idyllic verses about children, was a best-seller.
The Kate Greenaway Medal, established in her honour in 1955, is awarded annually by the Chartered Institute of Library and ... more »
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On The Bridge
IF I could see a little fish–
That is what I just now wish!
I want to see his great round eyes
Always open in surprise.
I wish a water rat would glide
Slowly to the other side;
Or a dancing spider sit
On the yellow flags a bit.
I think I'll get some stones to throw,
And watch the pretty circles show.
Or shall we sail a flower-boat,
And watch it slowly–slowly float?
That's nice–because you never know
How far away it means to go;
And when to-morrow comes, you see,
It may be in the great wide sea.