The Secret

5 years ago

The topic of the month at NaBloPoMo is Poem and the question of the day today is "What was the first poem you ever memorized?" This easy as I have written about it before. Somewhere in my piles of junk I even have the copy I memorized off of. I stressed and stressed over the thing but I did it. I'm not even sure what class or age I was but it had to be somewhere between the ages of 7 and 9. I loved the thing because it was about the Robin, one of my favorite birds. This is a really sweet childhood poem. Enjoy and happy Monday all!


The Secret by Anonymous

We have a secret, just we three,

The robin, and I, and the sweet cherry-tree;

The bird told the tree, and the tree told me,

And nobody knows it but just us three.


But of course the robin knows it best,

Because she built the--I shan't tell the rest;

And laid the four little--something in it--

I'm afraid I shall tell it every minute.


But if the tree and the robin don't peep,

I'll try my best the secret to keep;

Though I know when the little birds fly about

Then the whole secret will be out.

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