The Twelve Months of the Year

Apparently, I was nine when I wrote this. It was published in a magazine for my local Girls Brigade.

Jack Frost’s fingers tickling my toes
But when I look, away he goes
The robin singing his sweet melody
Especially, ’specially just for me

Again the nimble fingers of Jack Frost come
Mostly he pinches my toes
But when his mum comes to give him a smack
Away on his light, nimble feet he goes

Full of springy showers
People stop to look at the flowers
The rain comes and goes
But no longer does it snow

April is full of joys of spring
In April the birds begin to sing
The sun glimmers, the grass shimmers
How lovely April is

I love April, full of sweet dreams
I love April, oh the sun beams
Next month begins to appear
But have a happy April next year!

May is full of joys of summer
When the buds begin to unfold
And if you are careful and quiet
You might even spy a marigold

June is a girl’s name
And June is always the same
Flower bowers and the sun’s golden rays
In June there are many happy days

July is really nice and hot
The sun needs all the strength it’s got
To make it the usual, lovely and hot
Sunny, warm, superb, normal July

Sunflowers blooming
Jet planes zooming
How beautiful August is

Only a few bowers of flowers
Not many April or March showers
Autumn begins to start
I do love autumn with all my loving heart

My lucky month of the year
Hot chestnuts and bangers* begin to appear
Hallowe’en, witches and lanterns too
I do love October, do you?

In November, frost and snow begin to start
Jack Frost has a very cold heart
5th of November**, nearly December
The frost and snow are so cold

25th is Christmas Day
The year went quick, up and away
You can see that quite truly
Very, very clear
Haven’t we had a happy year?

*Banger is colloquial British English for sausage
*5th November or Bonfire Night commemorates Catholic Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up the Protestant Houses of Parliament on 5 November 1605. Generally, there are bonfires and fireworks.

By Sarah Downing

My name is Sarah. I was born and grew up in England and currently live in Düsseldorf, Germany, with my fiancé Corey and my cuddly cat Biscuit. I work as a translator and writer for my own company Aardwolf Text Services ( and I love vintage clothes and music, as well as singing karaoke.

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