Poetry Friday: Birdsong

Jenny WrenI was just getting used to birdsong when the rain came back, so today I’m going to share a nursery rhyme from Mother Goose that tells a story about two little songbirds!

When Jenny Wren Was Young

‘Twas once upon a time, when Jenny Wren was young,
So daintily she danced and so prettily she sung,
Robin Redbreast lost his heart, for he was a gallant bird.
So he doffed his had to Jenny Wren, requesting to be heard.

“Oh, dearest Jenny Wren, if you will but be mine,
You shall feed on cherry pie and drink new current wine,
I’ll dress you like a goldfinch or any peacock gay,
So, dearest Jen, if you’ll be mine, let us appoint the day.”

Jenny blushed behind her fan and thus declared her mind:
“Since, dearest Bob, I love you well, I’ll take your offer kind.
Cherry pie is very nice and so is current wine,
But I must wear my plain brown gown and never go too fine.”

There’s a round up of Poetry Friday posts for today at a wrung sponge.

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