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?
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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
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Please come and play with me and my teddy.
The teapot is vintage acquired just recently
to add to my children's tea china.