Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Daddy Fell Into the Pond" by Alfred Noyes

Daddy Fell Into the Pond
by Alfred Noyes

Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey.
We had nothing to do and nothing to say.
We were nearing the end of a dismal day,
And then there seemed to be nothing beyond,
Daddy fell into the pond!

And everyone's face grew merry and bright,
And Timothy danced for sheer delight.
"Give me the camera, quick, oh quick!
He's crawling out of the duckweed!" Click!

Then the gardener suddenly slapped his knee,
And doubled up, shaking silently,
And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft,
And it sounded as if the old drake laughed.
Oh, there wasn't a thing that didn't respond
Daddy Fell into the pond!

Yes, this is by the same Alfred Noyes who wrote The Highwayman. Isn't it adorable? ;)


  1. I love this poem! It never fails to amuse me, or cheer me up if I'm having a bad day.
    I especially like how you can really picture the characters and the scene unfolding.

  2. that Is funny. ;D ;D ;D I like how it's nicely descriptive. :)

    :-* CM