I Meant to Do My Work Today

I Meant to Do My Work Today
Richard Le Gallienne

I meant to do my work today—
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.

And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand—
So what could I do but laugh and go?

This poet lived in Brentford briefly which is how I came across him


One comment on “I Meant to Do My Work Today

  1. Iain Muir

    Well if you had been at the Griffin quiz last night we might have scored better than third… Adam, Adele and myself…….more work, less butterflies…….