Alfred Noyes

(16 September 1880 – 25 June 1958 / Wolverhamton)

Daddy Fell Into The Pond. - Poem by Alfred Noyes

Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey.
We had nothing to do and nothing to say.
We were nearing the end of a dismal day,
And there seemed to be nothing beyond,
Daddy fell into the pond!

And everyone's face grew merry and bright,
And Timothy danced for sheer delight.
'Give me the camera, quick, oh quick!
He's crawling out of the duckweed.'

Then the gardener suddenly slapped his knee,
And doubled up, shaking silently,
And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft
And is sounded as if the old drake laughed.

O, there wasn't a thing that didn't respond
Daddy fell into the pond!

Comments about Daddy Fell Into The Pond. by Alfred Noyes

  • (7/14/2018 10:53:00 PM)

    I love Daddy fell into the pond very much! It is my favourite poem! (Report) Reply

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  • (5/8/2018 11:25:00 AM)

    yeet yeet potato lettuce (Report) Reply

  • (3/28/2018 3:32:00 AM)

    I remember a grade school teacher reciting this poem to our class so fondly. She always slapped her knee and got so tickled! ! (Report) Reply

  • (2/24/2018 10:27:00 AM)

    Words of Wisdom, this man should be given the Victoria cross! What a hero! (Report) Reply

  • (2/5/2018 4:59:00 PM)

    : T pretty good? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2018 12:54:00 PM)

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  • Roger Lentz (5/3/2017 3:58:00 PM)

    Does anyone know if this poem is cooyrighted or in public domain? (Report) Reply

  • Roger Lentz (5/3/2017 3:56:00 PM)

    Does ny one know if this poem is copyrighted or in public domain? (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (6/5/2016 11:54:00 AM)

    A nice humorous poem indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Valentin Savin (5/15/2016 10:06:00 AM)

    A very funny and sort of childish poem. (Report) Reply

  • Ifegwu Victor (7/19/2015 3:46:00 PM)

    I love the lines

    There wasn't a thing that didn't respond
    when daddy fell into a pond..

    ...but, still trying to make out the whole in whole especially the part that read:


    Daddy fell into the pond!

    did he fall in intentionally? ? ?
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  • Kim Barney (7/19/2015 2:39:00 PM)

    There is an obvious typo here.
    It should say
    And IT sounded as if...
    instead of
    And IS sounded as if...

    By the way, Nathan Chilton, you were talking to someone who died in 1958!
    (Report) Reply

  • (7/19/2015 11:11:00 AM)

    Very nice poem you have done a great job (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (7/19/2015 9:47:00 AM)

    The title is quiet meaningful and very much touchy with the philosophical blend. The poem is rather much smart to indicate a story where some dimensions reflected about to be meaningless. Any way, Daddy fell into a pond but did not take risk to push someone to fall. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (1/1/2014 11:17:00 AM)

    its sad the daddy the took a picture of him but still I would do that (Report) Reply

  • (1/31/2012 7:10:00 PM)

    What a love of laughter! It is very true somedays are so boring or gloomy that they really require an absurd accident to lighten the mood. I wonder if this ever actually happened? I think it very well could have. (Report) Reply

  • (7/28/2008 8:58:00 AM)

    This reminds me of the instruction given to staff at Butlin's Holiday Camps to keep up the fun:

    'If the mood in the dining hall gets heavy - dropp some plates! '
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  • (1/23/2008 12:23:00 PM)

    This poem makes me laugh and I can share it with friends at church. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 8, 2015

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