National Poetry Month, Day 17

Alethea Kontis: The Little Girl with the Little CurlWhen I was young, I was often referred to as “The Little Girl With the Little Curl.”

I had always thought of this as a Mother Goose nursery rhyme…until looking this up for National Poetry Month, I HAD NO IDEA it was penned by Longfellow.


There was a little girl
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There was a little girl,
Who had a little curl,
Right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good,
She was very good indeed,
But when she was bad she was horrid.