DUCKLING CALYPSO

This is another one for the book.

The little brown duck is sitting on eggs

and everyday she shuffles her legs

and scuffles the eggs about in the nest

and sits with her beak tucked into her chest.

 

And she’s talking to ducklings, quackety quack,

and they from their eggs peep, peeping back.
’Listen my little ones, listen to me.

Soon you’ll come out the big world to see.

Big world got a lot o foxes, crows and weather.

Big world got a lot o dangers, keep together.

 

Baby ducks listen to Mum’s wise quack,

small beaks peck and the shells they crack.

They tumble out, one, then all together.

She tucks them under and fluffs her feathers.

Then, ‘Follow me children, into the water.

Remember to do what I said you oughta.

Big world got a lot o foxes, crows and weather.

Big world got a lot o dangers, keep together.’

© Daffni 2020
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Stormwolf

A feel good poem. Children will love it and I can see it with a lovely illustration.

Alison x

Gee

This sounds like such a perfect childrens book. I love the repetition in the last two lines. It’s exactly as a mother would say, emphasising the important parts.

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