Daddy Fell Into The Pond. Poem by Alfred Noyes

Daddy Fell Into The Pond.

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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!

Michael Shepherd 28 July 2008

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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M.E. Fuller 23 January 2008

This poem makes me laugh and I can share it with friends at church.

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Bonnie Lundgren 31 January 2012

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.

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Bella Lopez 01 January 2014

its sad the daddy the took a picture of him but still I would do that

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Ifegwu Victor 19 July 2015

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: THEN Daddy fell into the pond! did he fall in intentionally? ? ?

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Haley 15 January 2021

My daughter recited this poem at her talent show and the WHOLE crowd laughed this is an AMAZING poem! : )

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Emily 24 December 2020

This is the funniest poem I have ever heard

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malachy 10 November 2019

dady fell into the pond

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cool poem ?????? 07 July 2019

really good I like it very mutch

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Annoying-Mouse 06 May 2019

It surprised me the dad never died in the end. Still disappointing.

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