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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Johann Georg Meyer Von Bremen - , Johann Sebastian Bach - Minuet in G Major, Rose Fyleman - The Child Next Door and The Fairies Have Never a Penny to Spend

A sweet mother/child picture today by Johann Georg Meyer Von Bremen

Johann Sebastian Bach - Minuet in G Major
If you are reading Sebastian Bach the Boy from Thuringia by Opal Wheeler, this piece of music is the minuet printed in chapter II.  It's a lovely catchy tune that you may find yourself humming throughout the day if you listen to it a couple times.

Our last two poems by Rose Fyleman today are both about fairies.

        The Child Next Door

The child next door has a wreath on her hat;
Her afternoon frock sticks out like that,
  All soft and frilly;
She doesn't believe in fairies at all
(She told me over the garden wall)--
  She thinks they're silly.

The child next door has a watch of her own;
She has shiny hair and her name is Joan;
   (Mine is only Mary).
But doesn't it seem very sad to you
To think that she never her whole life through
  Has seen a fairy?

  The Fairies Have Never a Penny to Spend

The fairies have never a penny to spend,
  They haven't a thing put by;
But theirs is the dower of bird and of flower,
  And theirs are the earth and the sky.

And though you should live in a palace of gold
  Or sleep in a dried-up ditch,
You could never be poor as the fairies are,
  And never as rich.

Since ever and ever the world began
  They have danced like a ribbon of flame,
They have sung their song through the centuries long,
  And yet it is never the same.

And though you be foolish or though you be wise,
  With hair of silver or gold,
You could never be young as the fairies are,
  And never as old.


  1. After being exposed to these poems on your blog, Patti, I decided to purchase a collection of Fyleman's poems for my boys. They have been a huge hit and they continually request them as pre-bedtime reading. Thanks for another wonderful suggestion!

  2. I'm so glad you're enjoying them! Isn't it wonderful when our children pick up on something and learning is fueled by desire! This seems especially joyous to me when it is poetry - as poetry is such a rich form of literature. Thanks for taking time to comment! Blessings! Patti

  3. Yes, it is truly wonderful. While they are not as interested in art yet, they have really taken to classical music, and even opera of late!, as well as poetry. Blessings to you, and many thanks for always providing me with such wonderful food for thought.