A Carrot in a Garden


A carrot in a garden And a rabbit in the wood.

Said the rabbit, "Beg your pardon, But you're surely meant for food;

Though you've started in to harden,

You may still be very good."

A Candle


Little Nanny Etticoat

In a white petticoat,

And a red nose.

The longer she stands

The shorter she grows.

Answer : The Candle

A Bundle Of Hay


A bundle of hay From Baffin's Bay,

A Johnny-cake from Rome, 

A man and a mule From Ultima Thule 

To carry the cargo home.

A Big Fat Potato


A big, fat potato lay down on a clod

In the shade of some burdock and tall goldenrod,

And he dreamed he were King of the whole garden plot,

With a palace and throne,

And a crown with a lot of jewels and diamonds and gold till it shone

Like the front of a show when the lights are turned on.

He had to be minded by all of the plants;

When he whistled the radishes knew they must dance;

When he tooted his horn the cucumbers must sing

To a vegetable crowd gathered round in a ring.

He made all the cabbages stand in a row

While a sunflower instructed them just how to grow;

The bright yellow pumpkins he painted light blue;

Took the clothes off the scare-crow and made him buy new.

He strutted and sputtered and thought it was grand

To be king and commander o'er all the wide land.

But at last he woke up with an awful surprise

 And found a blind mole kicking sand in his eyes.

A Beetle Once Sat on a Barberry Twig


A beetle once sat on a barberry twig,

And turned at the crank of a thingum-a-jig.

Needles for hornets, nippers for ants,

For the bumblebee baby a new pair of pants,

For the grizzled old gopher a hat and a wig,

The beetle ground out of his thingum-a-jig !

A Beetle and a Broomstraw


A Robin and a Wren, as they walked along one night.

Saw a big brown beetle on a broomstraw.

Said the Robin to the Wren, "What a pretty, pretty sight- That big brown beetle on a broomstraw!"

So they got their plates and knives,

Their children and their wives,

And gobbled up the beetle on the broomstraw.