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A Wild Flower Alphabet

A for the Aconite, first of the year,

B for the Buttercup, able to hold Dewdrop
and rain in its chalice of gold.

C for the Cowslip, sweet joy of the spring;
When cowslips are blooming the nightingales sing.

D for the Daisy, white star of the grass,
Lifting its bright eye to us as we pass.

E for the Eglantine, lovely wild rose,
Sheds fragrance of sweetbrair where - ever it grows.

F for the Foxglove, the sentinel tall,
Guarding the forest from summer to fall.

G for the Gorse of rich golden delight;
Linnaeus went down on his knees at the sight.

H for the Harebell, so fragile, yet strong,
The dear little Blue Bells of Scotland in song.

I for the Iris which grows by the stream,
The Flower of the Rainbow, how golden its gleam !

J for St John's Wort, of medical fame,
Balm of the Warrior's Wound was its name.

K for the Kingcup that loves marshy fields,
And glorious the harvest of gold that it yields!

L for the Ling, the dear flower of the heath,
How tender its colour, how fragrant its breath!

M for the Meadowsweet, pleasant and rare
Is the perfume with which it enchanteth the air!

N for the Nightshade, or Bittersweet, flower,
With its berries and blossoms of poisonous power.

O for the Oxlip, a flower that you'll find
When cowslips and orchids in posies you bind.

P for the Primrose, recalling to sight
Paths in the woodland a- shimmer with light.

Q for the Quaking grass, name that it takes
From the way it unceasingly shivers and shakes.

R for the Rest-harrow, staying the plough,
Food for the gentle-eyed, ruminant cow.

S for the Speedwell, tenderest blue;
From the skies it has taken its exquisite hue.

T for the traveller's Joy that you'll find
Where sweet sheltering hedgerows wander and wind.

U for the Upright Sea-lavender flower;
The sand-swallows claim it for sheltering bower.

V for the Violet, flower of the soul,
Heart's-ease of Paradise, making us whole.

W for windflower, so fair to the sight,
That throws o'er the woodlands her mantle of light.

X Forms a cross in the Passion- flower wild
In Southern America, balmy and mild.

Y for the Yarrow, all wayfarers know,
As it grows by the wayside where ever you go.

Z is the ribbon this posy to bind,
With the thoughts and the fragrance
it brings to your mind.

Some more nursery rhymes to enjoy

Animal Alphabet

A's For the Antelope always on view
Which Algernon saw,
When he went to the zoo.

B Was the bear that came up at a run
When Benjamin threw him
A very nice bun.

C's For the camel;
""Poor thing, what a lump!""
Was what Caroline said
When she looked at his hump.

D's For the deer with the soft
pretty eyes;
Doris found them so tame
She had quite a surprise.

E Was the elephant ;
sixpence a ride but
Eric soon found that
you can't sit astride!

F Was the fox very crafty and sly,
Watching Frank from his den
with a cunning old eye.

G's The giraffe which made
Geraldine smile;
She was sure with his neck,
She could see quite a mile.

H Was the hippo asleep in his pool,
Harry thought it an excellent
way to keep cool.

I Was the Ibex, a kind of wild goat.
Ida thought his horns nasty,
But liked his fine coat.

J Was the Jaguar like a big cat,
But Jane didn't think
She would like him to pat!

K Was the kangaroo off with a bound;
A fine way , thought Ken,
To get over the ground.

L's For the lions; they made
such a fierce noise
Laura wished she were safety
At home with the boys.

M's For the monkeys,
all patter and chatter,
But Miles couldn't tell
What on earth was the matter.

N's For the Nilgai which jumped
off a rock;
He took such a leap that
Nell had quite a shock.

O's For the ostrich,
A wise-looking bird,
But Olga remembered
the tales she had heard.

P's For the parrot
that had lots to say,
and tried to peck Paul,
As he passed by that way.

Q's For the Quagga
Which Quentin found tame;
He is quite like a Zebra,
with stripes and a mane.

R Is the Rhino,
A fierce-looking beast;
Rosie watched him with awe
In the midst of a feast.

S Is the snake which
Suzanne found asleep;
He was shiny and slimy
and made her flesh creep.

T's For the Tiger
that gave Tim a fright;
He was horribly scared
Lest they got out at night.

For U (That's the Unicorn)
Nobody looks;
As Una can tell you,
He's only in books.

V's For the Vulture,
A big bird of prey,
Veronica saw him
and soon ran away!

W's For the Wolf
Lying flat on the ground,
Though when Walter
came near he was
up with a bound.

X Just looks on
and has nothing to do,
There's no creature
That claims him
Through-out the whole Zoo.

Y Is the Yak;
He's worthy of note;
Yvonne was amazed
at his long shaggy coat.

Z's For the Zebra
That kept Zoe busy,
She counted his stripes
till she felt she was dizzy.


Origins of Nursery Rhyme Lyrics and Words

Nursery Rhyme lyrics have many different origins and meanings. In most cases the meanings behind nursery rhyme lyrics cannot be verified. A few examples of some more well know nursery rhyme lyrics and their possible meanings are; ‘Baa, Baa, Black sheep’ was thought to originate from the medieval taxes, ‘Humpty Dumpty’ was thought to be a cannon used in the English civil war and ‘London Bridge is Falling Down’ was thought to be related to the burial of children in foundations or Vikings burning wooden bridges. Whatever the meaning behind Nursery Rhyme Lyrics we have enjoyed them in our own childhood along with sharing them with our own children (and it is amazing after many years how quickly the Lyrics to nursery rhymes can still be remembered).

 

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