Sunday, 17 June 2012

Illustration Friday - June 15, 2012

The Secret

By Anonymous
    We have a secret, just we three,
    The robin, and I, and the sweet cherry-tree;
    The bird told the tree, and the tree told me,
    And nobody knows it but just us three.

    But of course the robin knows it best,
    Because she built the--I shan't tell the rest;
    And laid the four little--something in it--
    I'm afraid I shall tell it every minute.

    But if the tree and the robin don't peep,
    I'll try my best the secret to keep;
    Though I know when the little birds fly about
    Then the whole secret will be out.
Source: The Golden Book of Poetry (1947)