I meant to do my work today

I meant to do my work today...
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.

And the wind went sighing over the land
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand...
So what could I do but laugh and go?

Richard Legallienne

Just found this in my son's 'bought home from school pile'...grateful that it was there.



  1. I love this poem and found it again recently in an old sketchbook of mine, with a little bird and apple drawing! It's something that happens to me when I should be working and the garden calls me instead!(Not that it would here today, as it's cold and damp and grey!)
    Helen x


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