The Loveable Child

The Turtle Dove. Sophie Gengembre Anderson.


The Loveable Child

Emile Poulsson


Frisky as a lambkin,

Busy as a bee—

That’s the kind of little girl

People like to see.


Modest as a violet,

As a rosebud sweet—

That’s the kind of little girl

People like to meet.


Bright as a diamond,

Pure as any pearl—

Everyone rejoices in

Such a little girl.


Happy as a robin,

Gentle as a dove—

That’s the kind of little girl

Everyone will love.


Fly away and seek her,

Little song of mine,

For I choose that very girl

As my Valentine.

3 thoughts on “The Loveable Child”

  1. What a sweet poem… I was a bit perturbed when I first read it because I thought the writer was a woman, Emily Poulsson, but it was EMILE Poulsson. A sudden light of enlightenment beamed down, and I smiled, “O-oh! I see!” Anyhow, I think it is a very cute poem! (Love that last line!)

  2. Oh, just wanted to share a quote that made me think of this blog…
    “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ~Leonardo da Vinci
    Wrestle with the Angel gives us the opprtunity to see as well as feel!
    Thank you for this creative gift, Samantha!

    1. Thanks for sharing that lovely quote. I am so glad this blog has been a means of blessing you with beauty.

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