Thursday, March 12, 2009

Come and Play

Come and Play
Little baby, full of glee
Won't you come and play with me?
Strike the stick and kick the ball,
And at the picnic place we'll call.
And you shall come and eat with me,
And you shall come and drink my tea.
When I invite you thus to play.
How is it that you run away?
Translated by Isaac Taylor Headland from the
Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes,
published by Fleming H. Revell Company, 1900.
from the book Tea Poetry
Compiled by Pearl Dexter
Please come and play with me and my teddy.
The teapot is vintage acquired just recently
to add to my children's tea china.


Laurie said...

How precious Marilyn! I never heard these rhymms before, thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Hi Marilyn!

Thank you for stopping by my place so I could discover yours...and you're a local! How exciting. I love your sweet blog and this adorable poem. I see you like quilts. I am thinking of doing my first quilt..with the help of a friend. Okay, so maybe just piecing it together and then having someone else finish. Does that count? :)

Britt-Arnhild said...

Coming :-)

Denise said...

A perfectly wonderful post! Super photo and poetry, thanks for sharing and also thank you for stopping by my blog :)