The Fieldmouse Poem by Cecil Frances Alexander

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.

Lisbon Tawanda 17 June 2015

Wow wow, this is a very nice poem. I like it!

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Jayatissa K. Liyanage 17 June 2015

Behind every word, painted the kind heart of a woman. Love it.

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Edward Kofi Louis 17 June 2015

Round about the tall tree roots; with the muse of nature. Nice work.

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Kim Barney 17 June 2015

Hmmmm. Never heard of a woman named Cecil before. Of course, many tell me they've never heard of a man named Kim, either. The rhythm here is very nice. This could actually be made into a song, I think.

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Thomas Sarko 05 April 2018

Beautiful lines, easy rhythm, such masterful construction of literary sound devices.

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idk 11 September 2022

i need this for school work i hate them : ) with a passion : )

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A wonderful poem. Beautifully crafted.

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Chinedu Dike 07 May 2021

Beautiful rendition of words to utterly justice. A work of an intricate mind.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 07 May 2021

Congratulations being chosen as the CLASSIC Poem Of The Day! Loveliest poem, so cutest about a fieldmouse around her house.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 07 May 2021

There is a loveliest rhythm in this poem I truly enjoyed. Cecil Frances Alexander is a true great poetess of the country-life.

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