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)


Monday, May 23, 2011

A Rocking Horse

Illustration by: Maj Lindman 1933
Monday's Child #47 ~ Picture Prompt

Rocking horse
Rocking horse
Sail us away
The time has come
To close our day

Rocking horse
Rocking horse
Fly us to dreams
The stars and moon
Are smiling it seems

Rocking horse
Rocking horse
Hold us tight
Keep us warm in
The darkness of night

Rocking horse
Rocking horse
Don't let them cry
When our Queen Mum
Waves us goodbye

At least you and I know
When midnights flow
It's time to go back
To the palace below
And Mum will be there
With her love and care
And we will all wake
With a new day to share

So rocking horse
Rocking horse
Drift us to sleep
And bring us some angels
Our souls to keep

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


signed...bkm said...

What a lovely write on these took to a different direction making them sweet and loving...may they sleep well with angels overhead....bkm

Jingle said...

very sing song alike...

enjoyed it very much.



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