Friday, May 13, 2011

Creative Souls Storytime Poem #4

Creative Souls is providing poems and quotes for us to stretch our artistic minds and illustrate. This weeks poem is:

The Song of the Robin

-by: Beatrice Bergquist (1900-1962)

The cows low in the pasture on the hill,
The bluebird sings building a nest,
The water is singing down by the mill-
But the robin's song is the best!
The squirrels are chattering in the trees,
The wind is blowing toward the west,
Around the flowers are humming bees-
But the robin's song is the best.
The dogwood trees are blossoming white,
The plough horse is neighing for rest,
The song sparrow is singing with all his might-
But the robin's song is the best.

Here is my strange illustration:


  1. Be still my heart!
    This is like a lovely dream.

  2. The suburban nightingale! I love it Bill.xx

  3. I absolutely love this! That robin looks very happy taking center stage!

  4. Oh, this caught my eye right away. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this!! :)

  5. Yes, it caught my eye too. Bill, I think this is the best thing you have done so far and that is saying plenty. Fantastic.

  6. Oh Sir William, you do make me laugh. Your robin is king pin.

  7. Marie is so right, one of your best ever!