The Music of Your Voice [poem by C. J. Dennis]

[Editor: This poem by C. J. Dennis was published in A Book for Kids, 1921.]

The Music of Your Voice

A vase upon the mantelpiece,
A ship upon the sea,
A goat upon a mountain-top
Are much the same to me;
But when you mention melon jam,
Or picnics by the creek,
Or apple pies, or pantomimes,
I love to hear you speak.

The date of Magna Charta or
The doings of the Dutch,
Or capes, or towns, or verbs, or nouns,
Do not excite me much;
But when you mention motor rides —
Down by the sea for choice —
Or chasing games, or chocolates,
I love to hear your voice.



Source:
C. J. Dennis. A Book for Kids, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, [1921], page 64

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