Monday, 6 October 2008

If No One Ever Marries Me

Poetry Monday

If no one ever marries me-
And I don't see why the should,
For nurse says I'm not pretty,
And I'm seldom very good-

If no one ever marries me
I shan't mind very much,
I shall buy a little squirrel in a cage
And a little rabbit-hutch;

I shall have a cottage near a wood,
And a pony all my own,
And a little lamb, quite clean and tame,
That I can take to town.

And when I'm getting really old-
At twenty-eight or nine-
I shall buy a little orphan-girl
And bring her up as mine.

Written by Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Graphic of girl with rabbit from


Andrea said...

I somehow remember this poem. Only the first verse though, its lovely.