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chilhood poem
Posted by: benji31 (90.208.68.---)
Date: October 05, 2008 01:25PM

A poem about a child who is sitting at a window pane drawing pictures in the condensation caused by the rain. I remember only a short part/lines-'sitting at the windowpane' 'I'll draw an ugly one of Jane'. Jane is the nurse who tells the child off for drawing pictures on the window.

Re: chilhood poem
Posted by: benji31 (90.198.77.---)
Date: October 08, 2008 12:53PM

has anyone heard of or knows this poem? I would appreciate any information.

Re: chilhood poem
Posted by: JohnnyBoy (71.249.169.---)
Date: October 08, 2008 01:11PM

I've been searching, but haven't been able to find anything yet

Re: chilhood poem
Posted by: benji31 (90.198.77.---)
Date: October 09, 2008 03:50AM

I think the poem may start with the words 'It's cold and wet and grey outside'......

Re: chilhood poem
Posted by: benji31 (90.198.77.---)
Date: October 18, 2008 04:50AM

I have found some more information about this poem.- More lines, but it is still incomplete.

'I'm breathing on the window pane.

I've drawn a house and a chimney pot

I've drawn a man and children too

An apple and a toasting fork

And someone who looks just like you

And Grandma sitting in the rain.

Hope that this helps further searches to continue, thanks!!

Re: chilhood poem
Posted by: marian222 (86.153.106.---)
Date: October 19, 2008 04:14AM

It seemed a bit familair, so I've checked my children's poetry books and files - no luck - sorry

Re: chilhood poem
Posted by: Amidnighttear (24.192.204.---)
Date: May 29, 2009 01:23AM

John Willrich


It's cold an' grey an' still outside,
And everything is wet with rain.
I'm standing on the cushion seat,
And breavin' on the window pain.
An' drawin' pictures with me 'and.
The window's high against the sky
I can't see out unless I stand.

I've drawn a house an' chimley pot;
I've drawn a man an child'en too,
A napple an' a toasting fork,
An' someone jus' like you,
And Gran'ma sitting in the rain.
The pane's so small I've filled it all,
And 'speks I'll have to breave again.

But Jane has spoilt it now; she says
I want a whippin' an' I don't.
She's rubbed the window clean and says
'I'll fetch a policeman' but she won't.
And now she's gone downstairs again
I'm breavin' on the window pain,
I'll draw a ugly one of Jane.

hope thats what you were looking for.

Re: chilhood poem
Posted by: marian222 (81.159.1.---)
Date: May 29, 2009 05:14AM

Well done! I love it when a poem we've had on the list a long time is finally found. Thanks so much.

Re: chilhood poem
Posted by: misterF (91.111.98.---)
Date: May 29, 2009 05:31PM

John Willrich is not the author, though: he was the person who found it for the Poetry Library!
I believe the author was Marion St John Webb who died c. 1930.
And the poem's title was Breavin' on the Window-Pane.
Can anyone confirm that?


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/29/2009 05:32PM by misterF.

Re: chilhood poem
Posted by: hayleynickolson (92.8.146.---)
Date: November 27, 2009 05:45PM

Lol I remember hearing this poem years ago when I was at college. Ahh memories :-).


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