Treasure Island

James Whitcomb Riley

(7 October 1849 - 22 July 1916 / Greenfield, Indiana)

The Tree-Toad


''Scurious-like,' said the tree-toad,
'I've twittered far rain all day;
And I got up soon,
And I hollered till noon--
But the sun, hit blazed away,
Till I jest clumb down in a crawfish-hole,
Weary at heart, and sick at soul!

'Dozed away far an hour,
And I tackled the thing agin;
And I sung, and sung,
Till I knowed my lung
Was jest about give in;
And then, thinks I, ef hit don't rain now.
There're nothin' in singin', anyhow!

'Once in awhile some
Would come a drivin' past;
And he'd hear my cry,
And stop and sigh--
Till I jest laid back, at last,
And I hollered rain till I thought my th'oat
Would bust right open at ever' note!

'But _I fetched_ her! O _I fetched_ her!--
'Cause a little while ago,
As I kindo' set,
With one eye shet,
And a-singin' soft and low,
A voice drapped down on my fevered brain,
Sayin',--' Ef you'll jest hush I'll rain!''

Submitted: Friday, April 09, 2010

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (The Tree-Toad by James Whitcomb Riley )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. 'तस्वीर', Rahul Vyas
  2. दंङ आंहा कलम गंसे, Ronjoy Brahma
  3. Men are sexually cruel., Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  4. Decrepit, Adam Ruudiina
  5. NEELA NATH Opulent Poetess Extraordinair.., Mr. Nobody Nothing
  6. Not with tears, hasmukh amathalal
  7. Laziness, dr.k.g.balakrishnan kandangath
  8. Dreams or Dust?, Adam Ruudiina
  9. Shut up for good, gajanan mishra
  10. The Enemy, Jose Orozco

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. If, Rudyard Kipling
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Nothing Gold Can Stay, Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]