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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Fieldmouse

Rating: 4.4
Where the acorn tumbles down,
Where the ash tree sheds its berry,
With your fur so soft and brown,
With your eye so round and merry,
Scarcely moving the long grass,
Fieldmouse, I can see you pass.
Little thing, in what dark den,
Lie you all the winter sleeping?
Till warm weather comes again,
Then once more I see you peeping
Round about the tall tree roots,
Nibbling at their fallen fruits.
Fieldmouse, fieldmouse, do not go,
Where the farmer stacks his treasure,
Find the nut that falls below,
Eat the acorn at your pleasure,
But you must not steal the grain
He has stacked with so much pain.
Make your hole where mosses spring,
Underneath the tall oak's shadow,
Pretty, quiet harmless thing,
Play about the sunny meadow.
Keep away from corn and house,
None will harm you, little mouse.
Cecil Frances Alexander
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COMMENTS
Harindhar Reddy 07 May 2020
Without any doubt of iota this poem deserves to be the POEM OF THE DAY at any point of time. What a beautiful poem on nature with succulent minute observations... .
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Chinedu Dike 07 May 2020
Lovely work of art.
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Dr Antony Theodore 07 May 2020
Make your hole where mosses spring, Underneath the tall oak's shadow, Pretty, quiet harmless thing, Play about the sunny meadow. A very fine poem. tony
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Kumarmani Mahakul 07 May 2020
But you must not steal the grain He has stacked with so much pain.......... outstanding conceptualization. A beautiful poem of Frances Alexander is well executed.
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Ruta Mohapatra 07 May 2020
Wonderful! So much liking and such protective instinct for the little creature!
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Mahtab Bangalee 07 May 2020
Fieldmouse, fieldmouse, do not go, Where the farmer stacks his treasure, Find the nut that falls below, ..... superb the poem of natural problematic situation between mouse and farmer in the time of crops storage/// enjoyable
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Ratnakar Mandlik 07 May 2020
A sweet poem celebrating the presence of little field mouse, a decent creation of nature, along with it's way of life and living style. A well deserved classic poem of the Day.
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Swati 04 May 2020
Please translate it in hindi
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Alok kumar 24 February 2019
Nice poem
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Jennifer 17 September 2018
I dont know
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