Friday, July 25, 2008

A Ladybird

A change of pace, a little Ladybird I found on some wheat.
Ladybirds are supposed to mean good luck to all who find them. This is a belief in many cultures.


Ladybird! Ladybird! fly away home;
The field mouse is gone to her nest,
The daisies have shut up their sleepy red eyes,
And the birds and the bees are at rest.

Ladybird! Ladybird! fly away home;
The glowworm is lighting her lamp,
The dew's falling fast, and her fine speckled wings
Will flag with the close-clinging damp.

Ladybird! Ladybird! fly away home;
To your house in the old hollow tree,
Where your children so dear have invited the ant
And a few cozy neighbors to tea.

Ladybird! Ladybird! fly away home;
The fairy bells tinkle afar;
Haste, or they'll catch you and harness you fast
With a cobweb of Oberon' car.

Ladybird! Ladybird! fly away home;
Good luck if you reach it at last!
The owl's come abroad, and the bat's on the roam,
Sharp-set from their diurnal fast.

2 comments:

Eve said...

Denise you have been very busy since last I stopped!!! I'll have to come back tomorrow and look more! The ladybird photo is just beautiful!! So colorful!

Denise said...

Thanks Eve, I have had time to play today :))))