Walter de la Mare. Peacock Pie “The Cupboard”
I love the suggestiveness of rhyming “me” with “key”. And I particularly am thrilled by how the rhyme is carried over the stanzas.
I know a little cupboard,
With a teeny tiny key,
And there’s a jar of Lollypops
For me, me, me.
I have a small fat grandmamma,
With a very slippery knee,
And she’s Keeper of the Cupboard,
With the key, key, key.
And thanks to the rhyme the image of the grandmamma as fat and small recedes with the prominence of the “very slippery knee”.
And so for day 1901