Under the moon
when the coyotes cry
all the town’s children go whistling by
riding like lightning down Gulliver Lane,
hooting and howling—
a pedaling train.
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I like “pedaling train”. It sounds like a children’s nursery rhyme that will make my nephew smile.
Brenda, sounds like a fun train.
This reminds me of work from the gent who created the pen and ink ‘Addam’s Family.’
One verse I remember was went something like this:
When the moon is bright as day
All the children come out to play…
(but his the illustration was of all the little ‘ghouls’ and boy children- imagine Wednesday and Pugsly Addams- with headless dolls heading for the cemetery.)
What a fun poem, Brenda. Nice flow and rhyme.
I spent yesterday babysitting my 2 year old granddaughter. I would love to bounce her on my knee to the great rhythm in this delightful piece!
Thank you Marianne, what a sweet bouncing image. 🙂
Love it. Simply love it. Might teach it to my granddaughter!
I enjoyed this. I could see children jumping rope to this rhyme.
Thank you, Mary.
May I join the pedaling train, please? It sounds like such fun! 🙂
Absolutely! Night time is the best time for pedaling mischief. 😉
This is lovely, reminiscent of the Pied Piper of Hammelin.
Thank you, Viv. I like the Pied Piper connection.