Definition #114 Rough and Tumble

bikesnarlby Bao Pham

To Margo

by Gavin Ewart

In life’s rough-and-tumble
you’re the crumble on my apple crumble
and the fairy on my Christmas tree!
In life’s death-and-duty
you’ve the beauty of the Beast’s own Beauty—
I feel humble as a bumble-bee!

In life’s darkening duel
I’m the lighter, you’re the lighter fuel—
And the tide that sways my inland sea!
In life’s meet-and-muster
you’ve the lustre of a diamond cluster—
a blockbuster — just a duster, me!

“To Margo” by Gavin Ewart from The Complete Little Ones. © Hutchinson, 1988. Reprinted with permission.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine Johnson
    Feb 04, 2015 @ 16:20:22

    That’s adorable and fun, Jeanne.

    Reply

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