Willie Willie winkie…

By: litrato-ngayon

Nov 13 2011

Category: Uncategorized

2 Comments

Aperture:f/1.8
Focal Length:50mm
ISO:800
Shutter:1/4 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 600D

Willie Willie Winkie
Scottish Nursery Rhyme by William Miller

Wee Willie Winkie runs through the town,
Up stairs and down stairs in his night-gown,
Tapping at the window, crying at the lock,
Are the children in their bed, for it’s past ten o’clock?
Hey, Willie Winkie, are you coming in?
The cat is singing purring sounds to the sleeping hen,
The dog’s spread out on the floor, and doesn’t give a cheep,
But here’s a wakeful little boy who will not fall asleep!
Anything but sleep, you rogue! glowering like the moon,’
Rattling in an iron jug with an iron spoon,
Rumbling, tumbling round about, crowing like a cock,
Shrieking like I don’t know what, waking sleeping folk.
Hey, Willie Winkie – the child’s in a creel!
Wriggling from everyone’s knee like an eel,
Tugging at the cat’s ear, and confusing all her thrums
Hey, Willie Winkie – see, there he comes!”
Weary is the mother who has a dusty child,
A small short little child, who can’t run on his own,
Who always has a battle with sleep before he’ll close an eye
But a kiss from his rosy lips gives strength anew to me

2 comments on “Willie Willie winkie…”

  1. I love that this rhyme is paired with your wonderful photo of this child at night. It looks like a perfect match. It looks like he will only be still for a second and then off to play regardless of the hour.

    • thanks karen! You´re right , he was still for a split second! I had to give him a “prize” for letting me take a few more shots!
      This nursery rhyme is one of my favorites, my mother often read to me when I was about 6 or 7. The boy is my son & their class had a lantern parade last week….he reminded me so much of Willie willie winkie! 🙂


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