Polly Dibbs [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.] Polly Dibbs Mrs. Dibbs — Polly Dibbs, Standing at a tub, Washing other people’s clothes — Rub — Rub — Rub. Poor, old, skinny arms White with soapy foam — At night she takes her shabby hat And goes off […]

A Change of Air [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.] A Change of Air Now, a man in Oodnadatta He grew fat, and he grew fatter, Though he hardly had a thing to eat for dinner; While a man in Booboorowie Often sat and wondered how he Could prevent himself […]

Upon the Road to Rockabout [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.] Upon the Road to Rockabout Upon the road to Rockabout I came upon some sheep — A large and woolly flock about As wide as it was deep. I was about to turn about To ask the man to tell […]

The Feast [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.] The Feast Cackle and lay, cackle and lay! How many eggs did you get to-day? Two in the manger, and four in the shed, Six in the box where the chickens are fed, Two in the tussocks and ten in […]

The Famine [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.] The Famine Cackle and lay, cackle and lay! How many eggs did you get to-day? None in the manger, and none in the shed, None in the box where the chickens are fed, None in the tussocks and none in […]