Lit2Go

Nursery Rhymes and Traditional Poems

by FCIT

Bird Thoughts

by Traditional
Additional Information
  • Year Published: 0
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Source: Traditional
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 2.8
  • Word Count: 246

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       I lived first in a little house,
           And lived there very well;
         I thought the world was small and round,
           And made of pale blue shell.

         I lived next in a little nest,
           Nor needed any other;
         I thought the world was made of straw,
           And brooded by my mother.

         One day I fluttered from the nest
           To see what I could find.
         I said, “The world is made of leaves;
           I have been very blind.”

         At length I flew beyond the tree,
           Quite fit for grown-up labours.
         I don’t know how the world is  made,
           And neither do my neighbours!