Henry Livingston Jr.

(1748-1828)

Letter Sent to Master Timmy Dwight


Master Timmy brisk and airy
Blythe as Oberon the fairy
On thy head thy cousin wishes
Thousand and ten thousand blisses.
Never may thy wicket ball
In a well or puddle fall;
Or thy wild ambitious kite
O'er the elm's thick foliage light.
When on bended knee thou sittest
And the mark in fancy hittest
May thy marble truly trace
Where thy wishes mark'd the place.
If at hide and seek you play,
All involved in the hay
Titt'ring hear the joyful sound
"Timmy never can be found."
If you hop or if you run
Or whatever is the fun
Vic'try with her sounding pinion
Hover o'er her little minion.
But when hunger calls the boys
From their helter skelter joys
Bread and cheese in order standing
For their most rapacious handling
Timmy may thy luncheon be
More than Ben's as five to three,
But if hasty pudding's dish
Meet thy vast capacious wish -
Or lob-lollys charming jelly
Court thy cormorantal belly
Mortal foe to megre fast
Be thy spoonful first and last.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: fairy, fun, light, joy, running

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Letter Sent to Master Timmy Dwight by Henry Livingston Jr. )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Dressed in russet monochromes, Mark Heathcote
  2. Thankful For You KP, Michael McParland
  3. My Baby She's Flying, Little Eagle McGowan
  4. Change with quality, hasmukh amathalal
  5. Alone, Emily Krauss
  6. Hope, Emily Krauss
  7. Behavior speaks, hasmukh amathalal
  8. Holding The Sunlight, Emily Krauss
  9. Good but naughty, hasmukh amathalal
  10. Cool Storms, Emily Krauss

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

"Come, pretty birds, present your lays,
And learn to chaunt a goddess praise;
Ye wood-nymphs, let your voices be
Employ'd to serve her deity:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]