Allie Poem by Robert Graves


Rating: 2.8

Allie, call the birds in,
The birds from the sky.
Allie calls, Allie sings,
Down they all fly.
First there came
Two white doves
Then a sparrow from his nest,
Then a clucking bantam hen,
Then a robin red-breast.

Allie, call the beasts in,
The beasts, every one.
Allie calls, Allie sings,
In they all run.
First there came
Two black lambs,
Then a grunting Berkshire sow,
Then a dog without a tail,
Then a red and white cow.

Allie, call the fish up,
The fish from the stream.
Allie calls, Allie sings,
Up they all swim.
First there came
Two gold fish,
A minnow and a miller's thumb,
Then a pair of loving trout,
Then the twisted eels come.

Allie, call the children,
Children from the green.
Allie calls, Allie sings,
Soon they run in.
First there came
Tom and Madge,
Kate and I who'll not forget
How we played by the water's edge
Till the April sun set.

Anil Kumar Panda 11 October 2019

Very interesting and enjoyable poem. Like to read again and again. Thanks for sharing.

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Catherine Habbie 11 October 2019

Congratulations on making it to poem of the day

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Sy wong 11 October 2019

Who's Allie? Allie called and they came. Sounds like Noah calling pairs and pairs into the ark.

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Anil Kumar Panda 11 October 2018

Really a very sweet poem. It flows smooth like a stream. Enjoyed the story. Thanks for sharing.

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Edward Kofi Louis 11 October 2018

The birds from the sky! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Kevin Patrick 13 October 2019

Well crafted work, the repetition with the first line of every stanza has a great melodic resonance. Well chosen for modern poem of the day!

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Mahtab Bangalee 12 October 2019

A minnow and a miller's thumb, Then a pair of loving trout, Then the twisted eels come...../// beautiful poetic expression

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Practicing Poetess 11 October 2019

Allie, call the fish up. Allie calls, Allie sings.... Hmmmm. Usually a human voice will frighten the fish away. All things considered, a very cute poem!

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Chinedu Dike 11 October 2019

A free flight of creativity on winged imagination. An insightful work of art nicely crafted with conviction. Thanks for sharing.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 11 October 2019

This is a beautiful poem relating to birds, animals nature and man having haunting expression. This poem by Robert Graves has been selected as the modern poem of the poem of the day. I feel happy and I pray God for peace of his soul.

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Robert Graves

Robert Graves

London / England
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