poetry friday on a saturday

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A White Hen Sitting by (the English poetess) Christina Rossetti

A white hen sitting

On white eggs three:

Next, three speckled chickens

As plump as plump can be.

An owl, and a hawk,

And a bat come to see:

But chicks beneath their mother’s wing

Squat safe as safe can be.

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{oh yes!  the happiest aside!  our third little chick has hatched!  please meet Joseph Hunt!}

this week, more poems (and a monkey drinking tea!) can be found at Teaching Authors


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