Poem of the Week – Daddy Fell into the Pond by Alfred Noyes

I loved this poem when I was a child. It would make me giggle every single time it was read to me. In fact I could quote it word for word to my friends.

Garden pondDaddy Fell into the Pond by Alfred Noyes

Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey.

We had nothing to do and nothing to say.

We were nearing the end of a dismal day,

And there seemed to be nothing beyond,


Daddy fell into the pond!


And everyone’s face grew merry and bright,

And Timothy danced for sheer delight.

“Give me the camera, quick, oh quick!

He’s crawling out of the duckweed.”



Then the gardener suddenly slapped his knee,

And doubled up, shaking silently,

And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft

And it sounded as if the old drake laughed.

O, there wasn’t a thing that didn’t respond


Daddy fell into the pond!