Christina Georgina Rossetti

(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894 / London)

What Does The Donkey Bray About? - Poem by Christina Georgina Rossetti

What does the donkey bray about?
What does the pig grunt through his snout?
What does the goose mean by a hiss?
Oh, Nurse, if you can tell me this,
I'll give you such a kiss.
The cockatoo calls ‘cockatoo,’
The magpie chatters ‘how d'ye do?’
The jackdaw bids me ‘go away,’
Cuckoo cries ‘cuckoo’ half the day:
What do the others say?


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  • (8/14/2017 9:23:00 PM)


    A very sweet poem of early childhood. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010



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