The Poem “Little Things” with an MP3 and a Request for the Hand Movements

“Little Things” is a poem written by Julia A. F. Carney (1823 – 1908). Here it is followed by a recording by Kaylee Kay:

LITTLE THINGS
By Julia A. F. Carney

Little drops of water
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean,
And the pleasant land.

So the little moments,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.

So our little errors
Lead the soul away
From the path of virtue,
Far in sin to stray.

Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Make our earth Happy,
Like the heaven above.

MP3 of Little Things

Rosa wrote asking for the hand movements of “Little Things”. Here’s what she wrote:

Dear Mama Lisa,

A pleasant good morning to you. I hope everything is well with your family and work. I wrote you this letter because I would like to know if you have a video of the poem Little Things. My daughter is one of the semi finalist in their school elocution this coming Friday and I don’t know how to put actions to the poem.

This is her first semi final elocution and I would really appreciate it if you could help me with your poems actions.

Thank you and looking forward to your prompt reply.

Rose Faelga
Philippines

We have only been able to find one video of the poem showing some of the actions. It’s sideways, so it’s hard to see. Here it is…

If anyone can provide a better video showing the actions to the poem, or if anyone can write out the actions, please let us know in the comments below or by emailing me at lisa@mamalisa.com . We appreciate your help even if it’s after Friday – it can still help other people looking for it.

We have a page for this poem on our nursery rhyme site, since part of it is found in many nursery rhyme collections. If you’re interested in hearing other recordings, check out our Little Drops of Water page.

Thanks for any help!

Mama Lisa

Many thanks to Monique of the French and Spanish version of Mama Lisa’s World for helping to find the YouTube above!

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