Friday’s Child

little girl
What are you thinking my darling
in that devious little mind
What’s going on in that head of yours
If I seek what will I find
Why do you look so mysterious
with your clever little grin
I can tell you’ve got something going on
But will I lose or will I win
If you didn’t look so adorable
and clever in your pose
I’d be more concerned with my thinking
than adoring your turned up nose
Are you about some mischief
Should I worry, even care
Or laugh because you are playful
A happy child – so gloriously fair
The innocence of youth is powerful
And gone much too soon today
I’ll embrace and enjoy in your gaming
Yes, I’ll laugh and savor this day
~Penny L Howe, 2013

 Friday’s Child is “loving and giving”… This line is from the English poem “Monday’s Child” A rhyme first recorded in A. E. Bray’s Traditions of Devonshire in the year 1838.  

My version and poem for this ‘day of the week’ child came to mind as I viewed this little girl’s mischievous expression in the photograph. Hope you enjoyed, Have an excellent weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,


penny l howe


24 thoughts on “Friday’s Child

  1. I laughed when I read, “I can tell you’ve got something going on, But will I lose or will I win” The picture says it all. Simply beautiful Penny, simply beautiful.

  2. Such a lovely poem for this adorable child — her expression — yes she is definitely plotting 🙂 Loved this dearest friend … you are amazing with words! Love your way this weekend!! ~ RL

    • Thanks Robyn, I noticed Alastair posted about my Shy Butterfly book. A sweet thing for him to do. My daughter had shared with him via email this morning when we got word from Amazon that it was published. So his post about my book beat my post on the book being published. Friends are great and special aren’t they? Speaking of which dearest friend of mine, thank you for your lovely comments on his blog site, I do appreciate you very much! Much love to you, Penny xo

  3. I loved this, Penny. That poem fits that little girl so much. You can see the mischief in her face and because she’s a redhead, it will more than likely be something special 😀

    Thanks for sharing Penny. Are you going to do all the days? Eventually?

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