The Theme Game: Glass

The Theme Game: Glass

This week’s theme from The Reading Residence was glass, so with this in mind and with a backdrop of flood and “More Rain to Come” headlines, I thought I’d share a poem from a Children’s Anthology I had as a child.

Little Raindrops
Aunt Effie – Jane Euphemia Browne

Rain on the window

Oh, where do you come from,
You little drops of rain,
Pitter patter, pitter patter,
Down the window pane?

They won’t let me walk,
And they won’t let me play,
And they won’t let me go
Out of doors at all today.

They put away my playthings
Because I broke them all,
And then they locked up all my bricks,
And took away my ball.

Tell me, little raindrops,
Is that the way you play,
Pitter patter, pitter patter,
All the rainy day?

They say I’m very naughty,
But I’ve nothing else to do
but sit here at the window;
I should like to play with you.

The little raindrops cannot speak,
But “pitter pitter pat”
Means, “We can play on this side,
Why can’t you play on that?”

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11 comments on “The Theme Game: Glass
  1. Notmyyearoff says:

    Ahh lovely poem, with a teeny bit of sadness to it too. I can just imagine the little one sat in the window watching the rain.

  2. Sam says:

    I guess this brings us back to the joy of muddy puddles?!

  3. Mummy Bear says:

    That’s such a lovely poem with a wonderful photo to match! I remember watching the raindrops trickle down the window as a child. I still do. They’re mesmerising.

  4. Mummy Says says:

    What a lovely poem, and so apt! My son will love it, am going to read it to him later x #theThemeGame

  5. What a lovely poem #TheThemeGame

  6. Ooh I like that, it’s rather sad though (or is that just me?!) Thanks for sharing with #TheThemeGame

  7. A lovely poem, and perfect photo to accompany it. Certainly rings true again today! Thanks for joining in with #TheThemeGame x

  8. Definitely one we can all relate to lately – I can’t remember the last day it didn’t rain

  9. Ohhhh that’s a bit sad! Reminds me of my kiddies when they are just staring out of the window despo to go out xxx

  10. That’s a great poem! I love watching rain on a window, although it doesn’t sound like the child in the poem is too happy about it… #TheThemeGame

  11. Grrr! Damn rain. Everyone is so fed up of it now and I really feel for people who have been badly hit by flooding.
    Beautiful poem, though 🙂

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