This week we have two poems – Why, by Colin Clements, and Robin, by Val Nunn.
Why do the stars glitter at night
Why is the sunshine so very bright
Why is it we can’t see the moon on a cloudy night.
Why does the traffic go so very fast
Are they trying to catch up with the past
Or don’t they want to finish last.
Why don’t the trains keep to time
Is it because there is snow or leaves on the line
Why do people run when they can walk
And why walk when you can sit
And why sit down when you can lie down
Why do people cry when they are happy
Why do they cry when they are sad.
Why do black birds stop singing at the end of June? Is it because he sings out of tune
Why out of all the flowers we can see, you will never see a yellow Sweet pea, or a wild Dog Rose that has no smell, when someone knows please will they tell.
Why is it easy as A B C, because the letters come before Zee.
Brave little bird
In a bright red vest
Why do you sing
When the earth is at rest?
All the other birds cease
As the shadows grow long
But still you continue
Your sad lilting song.
Wise little bird
In my garden tree
I wish you could speak
As you stare at me
Do you carry the pain
Of the sadness you see?
Is that why you sing
In a minor key?
Dear little bird
Do not worry or mope
For those long summer days
Filled with promise and hope
Spring will soon come
In a glorious rush
And your song will be joyous
Like blackbird and thrush.
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