A Few Rules For Beginners Poem by Katherine Mansfield

A Few Rules For Beginners

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Babies must not eat the coal
And they must not make grimaces,
Nor in party dresses roll
And must never black their faces.

They must learn that pointing's rude,
They must sit quite still at table,
And must always eat the food
Put before them--if they're able.

If they fall, they must not cry,
Though it's known how painful this is;
No--there's always Mother by
Who will comfort them with kisses.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sylvia Frances Chan 03 July 2019

An Endearing poem. I know Katherine Mansfield from my study about: Literature. Her famous short story The French Window. She also loves good humor. I have enjoyed her poem. Very true.

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Shawanda Polk 17 January 2009

i really like this poem

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