Children’s Hour – past deadline!

Hello everyone! I’m sorry that I am just now getting around to my Children’s Hour post. It has been a crazy weekend!

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The Rooks

The rooks are building on the trees;
They build there every spring:
‘Caw, caw,’ is all they say,
For none of them can sing.

They’re up before the break of day,
And up till late at night;
For they must labour busily
As long as it is light.

And many a crooked stick they bring,
And many a slender twig,
And many a tuft of moss, until
Their nests are round and big.

‘Caw, caw.’ Oh, what a noise
They make in rainy weather!
Good children always speak by turns,
But rooks all talk together.
~Aunt Effie (Jane Euphemia Browne)

Pleasant Changes

Summer’s sun is warm and bright,
Winter’s snow is cold and white,
Autumn brings the sheaves of grain,
Spring will scatter flowers again;
Pleasant changes
God arranges
All throughout the year!

First there’s darkness then there’s light,
First we’ve day and then we’ve night,
First we’re hot and then we’re cold,
First we’re young and then we’re old;
Are we knowing
Where we’re going,
What we’re doing here?
~Aunt Effie (Jane Euphemia Browne)

[As to that last poem, if you don’t know where you’re going, read the below poem and put your faith in Jesus.]

Above the Bright Blue Sky

There’s a Friend for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
A Friend who never changes,
Whose love will never die;
Our earthly friends may fail us,
And change with changing years,
This Friend is always worthy
Of that dear name [H]e bears

There’s a home for little children
Above the bright blue sky,
Where Jesus reigns in glory,
A home of peace and joy;
No home on earth is like it,
Nor can with it compare;
And everyone is happy,
Nor could be happier there.
~Albert Midlane

Walking Song

We waited for an omnibus,
In which there was no room for us,
But Right foot first, then Left, his brother,
Tried which could overtake the other;
And that’s the way,
With nought to pay,
To do without an omnibus,
In which there is no room for us.
~William E. Hickson

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

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