Art & Culture

Child’s Song

I had a silver penny once

and a yellow toy balloon.

.

But I lost my penny

down a drain

.

and the wind stole 

my balloon.

.

Now I have found them both

again

.

my penny and balloon:

.

For one is the sun

that shines by day

.

the other is the moon. 

Peter McCrudden Convery was born in Paisley in 1926 and died in London in 2017. A poet, teacher, actor and great humanitarian he was much loved by students, family and friends alike.His poetry covers the big dilemmas and the little delights of life with wisdom and sensitivity.

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