Thursday, 4 April 2013

Pigeon and Wren

Pigeon and Wren

Coo-oo, coo-oo,
It's as much as a pigeon can do
To maintain two;
But the little wren can maintain ten
And bring them all up like gentlemen.

    I came across this little piece of doggerel tonight. It's a traditional verse and was commonly recited when I was a young boy growing up in England. I had long since forgotten it, but it was delightful to see it in print and be reminded of those simpler times. 

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