Robert Graves

(1895 - 1985 / London / England)

Allie - Poem by Robert Graves

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.


Comments about Allie by Robert Graves

  • (10/11/2018 8:55:00 PM)


    Allie calls and calls again
    and they came one by one,
    agreat poem from one of the great poets
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  • (10/11/2018 12:03:00 PM)


    Bravo! ! 1 . (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/11/2018 10:30:00 AM)


    The birds from the sky! ! ! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Anil Kumar Panda (10/11/2018 9:37:00 AM)


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

  • Petals Azureblue (10/11/2018 1:37:00 AM)


    A tranquil picture painted. Enjoyable read. (Report) Reply

  • Ruta Mohapatra (10/11/2018 12:22:00 AM)


    What a beautiful and tranquil picture; Full of birds, beasts and children! A farmland scene perfectly captured! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010



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