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Poem by Katherine Mansfield


Grown-Up Talk


Half-Past-Six and I were talking
In a very grown-up way;
We had got so tired with running
That we did not want to play.

How do babies come, I wonder,
He said, looking at the sky,
Does God mix the things together
An just make it-like a pie?

I was really not quite certain,
But it sounded very nice;
It was all that we could think of,
Besides a book said sugar and spice.

Half-Past-Six said--Hes so clever--
Cleverer than me, I mean...
I suppose God makes the black ones
When the saucepan isnt clean.



Katherine Mansfield


Katherine Mansfield's other poems:
  1. Sanary
  2. Song of Karen, the Dancing Child
  3. A New Hymn
  4. The Lonesome Child
  5. Waves


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