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dinky bird singing in the amfaloola tree
Posted by: Sue (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: January 28, 2003 09:54AM

Hi, my daughter used to love a poem, thought it might be a Kipling poem - the refrain was
and the dinky bird was singing in the amfaloola tree!
does anyone know the author and title?
Thanks for your help!
Sue


Re: dinky bird singing in the amfaloola tree
Posted by: ilza (---.162.201.67.sao.ajato.com.br)
Date: January 28, 2003 10:26AM

The Dinky Bird


Eugene Field (1850-1895)
from Lullaby Land: Songs of Childhood


Tis the land of Wonder-Wander,
Whither children love to go;
It's their playing, romping, swinging,
That give great joy to me
While the Dinkey-Bird goes singing
In the amfalula tree!


There the gum-drops grow like cherries,
And taffy's thick as peas -
Caramels you pick like berries
When, and where, and how you please;
Big red sugar-plums are clinging
To the cliffs beside that sea
Where the Dinkey-Bird is singing
In the amfalula tree.


So when children shout and scamper
And make merry all the day,
When there's naught to put a damper
To the ardor of their play;
When I hear their laughter ringing,
Then I'm sure as sure can be
That the Dinkey-Bird is singing
In the amfalula tree.


For the Dinkey-Bird's bravuras
And staccatos are so sweet
His roulades, appoggiaturas,
And robustos so complete,
That the youth of every nation
Be they near or far away -
Have especial delectation
In that gladsome roundelay.


Their eyes grow bright and brighter,
Their lungs begin to crow,
Their hearts get light and lighter,
And their cheeks are all aglow;
For an echo cometh bringing
The news to all and me,
That the Dinkey-Bird is singing
In the amfalula tree.


I'm sure you like to go there
To see your feathered friend -
And so many goodies grow there
You would like to comprehend!
Speed, little dreams, your winging
To that land across the sea
Where the Dinkey-Bird is singing
In the amfalula tree!


Re: dinky bird singing in the amfaloola tree
Posted by: kris (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: April 07, 2004 07:39PM

I too am looking for this poem. I don't know the author either. Please help. Thanks Kris




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