On Being Asked


"The moon is a penny thrown into the sky"
She confides
"A boon for the most needy passer-by"

"Who threw it there!" and "Why doesn't it fall?"
We children shriek.
(All the more insistent for being so small.)

" I threw it there, a moment ago.
"And it will fall if you say it isn't so"

Kids rush to the window, squeal: "It's still there!"
" Then I shall leave it in your own good care"

Wide-eyed and hushed the children look up high.
And a sweet supper is due, cherry pie.

◄ Neighbour To A Mirror

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Wed 11th Dec 2019 21:01

How cute is that - enjoyed. P.

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