Friday, February 25, 2011


                                                            Jessie Wilcox Smith/ 1914

JUST DISCOVERED an interesting site.  Part of the plot to tie me to blogging forever!  Will be taking a chance and joining Monday's Child #34, for the opportunity to write a piece of children's poetry or prose, based on that wonderful illustration by Wilcox/ Smith.  The posting is open from Monday thru y'all come!  Hope I can do this..after all, people are always telling me that I'm acting like a child!


Mother chose
Minky the Monkey
to teach Carlotta
to sip her tea.

First, don't talk
with your hands
when you take a piece of cake...
crumbs are bound to fall
into your ears.

Don't tip the cup
away from you
or the cream will overflow.

Don't let your pink ribbons
dip into your tea,
'cause they will drip
on your fancy dress.

Pinkies up,
pick up the cup
and sip, don't slurp.
Don't talk
with your mouth full,
and elbows off the table.

Let's sit back,
listen to the robin
sing for his supper,

sitting on a petal
near the windowsill,
waiting for a crumb of crumpet
to come his hungry way.

copyright/ all rights reserved/ 2011


signed...bkm said...

Oh a fine and proper post it is I could take a lesson from....and I am sure a young child would listen with open ears to this lesson and see that little monkey in the illustration and too want to sit and sip with bliss....lovely, thank you for posting at Monday's Child...and thank for the great invite at the beginning....bkm

Lyn said...

Hi bkm-
What an opportunity to turn in a different for kids, and me!! Thanks so much!!

Jeane Myers said...

wow Lyn, is this up your alley or what! this is just magical, so enjoyed it xxo

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
Who knew?? It's relaxing to write for a child..silliness is right up my alley... thanks so much!!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

very adorable take.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

Greetings, Happy Firday! Blessings…

Friendship Awards, Enjoy!
Thanks for the support, You Rock!

RJ Clarken said...

Lyn - this was such fun - and such a cute poem! I really enjoyed reading it! Looks like you're off to a great start - and I hope to see you at Monday's Child next week! ☼

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thank you..this was a lot of fun for me! Happy weekend!

Lyn said...

Hi lightverse-
Thanks so much for the encouragement..always happy to try something new..see you next time!

Unknown said...

A real child's tea party! With a lesson in good manners too!
Well done.

Best wishes,
Anna's Monday's Child #34

Lyn said...

Hi Anna-
So happy for your visit! Manners + fun..I hope a good lesson! Thanks so much!!

Andreas said...

Minky is a well-mannered monkey, I must say. He has plenty to teach me. I enjoyed this a great deal.

Lyn said...

Hi Andreas-
The things we can learn from monkeys!! Me too...Thank you so much!!

Deedee said...

It is a wonderful picture - and some wonderful words you've arranged to go with it!

Lyn said...

Hi Deedee-
So glad to hear from you again! Thanks for your kind comment...

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Always thanks for your good wishes1


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