Kate Greenaway Poems
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.
A Genteel Family
SOME children are so naughty,
And some are very good;
But the Genteel Family
Did always what it should.
They put on gloves when they went out.
And ran not in the street;
And on wet days not one of them
Had ever muddy feet.