I Caught A Little Ladybird

Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830 (London) – 1894 (London)



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.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 08, 2023

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Scheme ABCBABCB
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 215
Words 43
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8

Christina Georgina Rossetti

Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote various romantic, devotional, and children's poems. "Goblin Market" and "Remember" remain famous. She wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in the UK: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set by Gustav Holst and by Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", set by Harold Darke and by other composers. more…

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