Jack Sprat by Anonymous

Jack Sprat could eat no fat His wife could eat no lean And so betwixt the two of them They licked the platter clean Jack ate all the lean, Joan ate all the fat. The bone they picked it clean, Then gave it to the cat.  Jack Sprat was wheeling, His wife by the ditch.... Continue Reading →

On the Sea by John Keats

On the Sea It keeps eternal whisperings around  Desolate shores, and with its mighty swell  Gluts twice ten thousand caverns, till the spell  Of Hecate leaves them their old shadowy sound.  Often 'tis in such gentle temper found,  That scarcely will the very smallest shell  Be moved for days from whence it sometime fell,  When... Continue Reading →

Morning has Broken by Eleanor Farjeon

Morning has broken, like the first morning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird Praise for the singing, praise for the morning Praise for the springing fresh from the word Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven Like the first dewfall, on the first grass Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden Sprung... Continue Reading →

A Dirge by Eric MacKay

I. Art thou lonely in thy tomb? Art thou cold in such a gloom? Rouse thee, then, and make me room,— Miserere Domine! II. Phantoms vex thy virgin sleep, Nameless things around thee creep, Yet be patient, do not weep,— Miserere Domine! III. O be faithful! O be brave! Naught shall harm thee in thy grave;... Continue Reading →

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