Little Birdie

Little Birdie by Alfred Tennyson (Poet Laureate) was a popular British poet during the Victorian Era.

little birdie

LITTLE BIRDIE by ALFRED TENNYSON

What does little birdie say,
In her nest at peep of day?
“Let me fly,” says little birdie,
“Mother, let me fly away.”
“Birdie, rest a little longer,
‘Till the little wings are stronger.”
So she rests a little longer,
Then she flies away.

What does little baby say,
In her bed at peep of day?
Baby says, like little birdie,
“Let me rise and fly away.”
“Baby, sleep a little longer,
‘Till the little limbs are stronger.”
If she sleeps a little longer,
Baby too shall fly away.


Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 – 1892) poems were filled with visual imagery. Some popular quotes were due to him.

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Audio – Little Birdie by Alfred Tennyson

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