Cicely Fox Smith

(1 February 1882 – 8 April 1954 / Lymm, Cheshire)

Country Pursuits - Poem by Cicely Fox Smith

I always rather bar -
A bazaar.

I simply cannot bear -
A fancy fair.

I'm not keen -
On dancing on the green.

An olde Englyshe revel -
Is the very devil.

I just won't go -
To a baby show.

I particularly dislike -
A decorated bike.

But the thing I absolutely hate -
Is a common or garden fete.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 30, 2010

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