by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

I caught a little ladybird
Language: English 
I caught a little ladybird
  That flies far away;
I caught a little lady wife
  That is both staid and gay.

Come back, my scarlet ladybird,
  Back from far away;
I weary of my dolly wife,
  My wife that cannot play.

She's such a senseless wooden thing
  She stares the livelong day;
Her wig of gold is stiff and cold
  And cannot change to grey. 

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This text was added to the website: 2006-01-19
Line count: 12
Word count: 65