Poem for a Girls 6th Birthday

Here’s a poem about a girl turning six, written by New Zealand’s poet Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923).  The writing is slightly old-fashioned, but I find it feels more modern in the recording below.  It was recited by Gabrielle C.

MP3 Recording of On a Young Lady’s Sixth Anniversary

On a Young Lady’s Sixth Anniversary
by Katherine Mansfield

Baby Babbles–only one,
Now to sit up has begun.

Little Babbles quite turned two
Walks as well as I and you.

And Miss Babbles one, two, three,
Has a teaspoon at her tea.

But her Highness at four
Learns to open the front door.

And her Majesty–now six,
Can her shoestrings neatly fix.

Babbles, babbles, have a care,
You will soon put up your hair!

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