The Bottle Tree

Illustration for kids poem The Bottle Tree by Eugene Field
Would you like to sail away to a place where bottles of milk grow on trees...?
The Bottle Tree

A bottle tree blooms in Winkyway land –
Heigh-ho for a bottle, I say!
A snug little berth in that ship I demand
That rocks the Bottle-Tree babies away
Where the Bottle Tree blooms by night and by day
And reaches its fruit to each wee, dimpled hand;
You take of that fruit as much as you list,
For colic’s a nuisance that doesn’t exist!
So cuddle me and cuddle me fast,
And cuddle me snug in my cradle away,
For I hunger and thirst for that precious repast –
Heigh-ho for a bottle, I say!

The Bottle Tree blooms by night and by day!
Heigh-ho for Winkyway land!
And Bottle-Tree fruit (as I’ve heard people say)
Makes bellies of Bottle-Tree babies expand –
And that is a trick I would not understand!
Heigh-ho for a bottle to-day!
And heigh-ho for a bottle to-night –
A bottle of milk that is creamy and white!
So cuddle me close, and cuddle me fast,
And cuddle me snug in my cradle away,
For I hunger and thirst for that precious repast –
Heigh-ho for a bottle, I say!

 

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POEM FOR KIDS WRITTEN BY EUGENE FIELD

Header illustration created using elements by OpenClipart-Vectors at Pixabay.

LET’S CHAT ABOUT THE POEM ~ IDEAS FOR TALKING WITH KIDS

Bedtime, Creativity

1. What do you like to cuddle, eat or drink before bed?

2. Can you imagine a place where those things grew on trees? What would it be like?

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