AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Monday, April 4, 2011

Night Sailing


Illustration by Ethel Mars and Maud Hunt Squire 1900's from A Children's Garden of Verses
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Monday's Child #40
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My little room is a magic world
A place to live in dreams
My bed becomes a special boat
Sailing the cloudy seas


Just a sparkling thought whisks me there
Anywhere I long to be
A fantasy land where I am king
Or an island where I'm just me


Sometimes I go on adventures
Braving the jungles wild
Seeking all my animal friends
Loving being a child


And sometimes I visit Peter Pan
He's such a crazy guy
Never Never Land is a wondrous place
To walk and run and fly


But then I must sail quietly home
To sleep away the night
Tuck my dreams in my pocket
And smile at morning light



Monday's Child - (an illustration from a children's book is the writing prompt) - is hosted by bkmackenzie

11 comments:

Deborah said...

Perfect! ... I loved it :o)

Lisa said...

A lovely lullaby. I like it VERY much! Great job!

Lisa
InspiredbyLisa

Naquillity said...

this is a really good children's poem. you need to submit it to a children's book sometime. have a great day.

Sheila Moore said...

wonderful! I love the peter pan stanza - I almost referred to him in my poem. funny to see that I was not the only one who thought of him. Great job, I enjoyed it.

Elaine said...

Love the line about tucking your dreams in your pocket. I'm feeling all sleepy now...in the middle of the DAY!!!

Jinksy said...

Tuck my dreams in my pocket
What a lovely place to keep them!

Jingle said...

lovely..

signed...bkm said...

I agree to "tuck my dreams in my pocket"...a magical line that allows any Peter Pan to fly high and to Neverland....a true delight to read..thank you for sharing...bkm

Rinkly Rimes said...

How nice to tuck your dreams in your pocket! I hardly ever dream so I miss-out!

Lyn said...

Tuck my dreams in my pocket..why not? Love this!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That was perfect -- I can remember many of the illustrations and poems in "child's garden of verses' and had to see what you did with this picture. Loved it.

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