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Below is the poem entitled HEY DIDDLE DIDDLE, WHAT'S THE RIDDLE? which was written by poet SYLVIA Coulstock. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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HEY DIDDLE, why the Cat and the fiddle
And the Cow that jumped over the moon? 
Why they're all here in Nursery Rhyme land
At the wedding of the Dish and the Spoon.
The Little Dog is happy,The Cat is playing a tune
And soon the Dish and the Spoon will go hand in hand
Off on their honeymoon.
The guests include OLD KING COLE
And HUMPTY DUMPTY who sat on a wall
Though he's being very careful today-
Doesn't want to spoil things by having a fall.
Has left her garden behind
And come along with LITTLE BO-PEEP
With all her sheep to mind.
SIMPLE SIMON has come with the Pieman
Because they're preparing the food.
And LITTLE JACK HORNER wont sit in the corner
Thinks it might be rather rude.
JACK SPRAT AND HIS WIFE have come for the feasting .
And OLD MOTHER HUBBARD hopes something left for the cupboard
And her poor dog who's at home with the flu.
WEE WILLIE WINKIE has changed out of his nightshirt
And dressed up in his sunday best,
But he'll have to leave early to check on the children
To make sure that they're all at rest.
LITTLE TOMMY TUCKER wont need to sing for his supper.
GEORGIE PORGIE said he wont make anyone cry.
And  JACK AND JILL have brought some lemonade in their bucket
In case some of the guests get dry.
DOCTOR FOSTER returned from Gloucester-
Says he hopes it doesn't rain
But he's brought his umbrella just in case
Doesn't want to get caught out again!
THE CROOKED MAN although he's bent double
Said he's determined to dance,
His partner is BETTY BLUE who lost her shoe
Then happened to find it by chance-
Well these are just some of the wedding guests
Travelled from far and wide
That have come along to celebrate with
The proud groom and his dish of a bride....
So now you know what's going on
With the Cat and the fiddle and the COW that jumped over the moon.
And why the Little Dog laughed to see such fun
All because the Dish fell in love with the SPOON.

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  1. Date: 11/22/2010 12:02:00 PM
    Many congrats on your feature this week Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 11/22/2010 11:34:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week June. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 11/21/2010 5:39:00 PM
    Congrats June on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great choice to share with us all luv.. hope u and family enjoy a very Happy Thanksgiving with lots of luv my friend..

  1. Date: 10/10/2010 11:53:00 AM
    good words again my friend thank you [duncan]

  1. Date: 10/9/2010 11:23:00 AM
    Yes I will write my version of this one too :-). Love it Girlfriend

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 2:16:00 PM
    dear poet..I am having a contest which focuses on the UK & Ireland, I would love it if you entered. The verse must be written as someone would speak in DIALECT and be of something which might have or did happen in the past in these places. The contest is called Bloody Sista's, please enter. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/5/2010 1:57:00 PM
    Blimey Sylvia, you've covered so many nursery rhymes in this clever piece. It's koolio >> James

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 5:18:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your great creativity in this write. Never would have thought of all the mess that the dish and the spoon could stir up, wonderful write. Caryl

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 9:50:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your awesome poetry today Sylvia. Have a wonderful day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 7:49:00 AM
    Sylvia, I'm happy you liked "Bell of Life", but I just deleted it since it had to have center alignment and I couldn't get it centered per their tag method. Do you know how to center a poem at Soup? Any suggestions are appreciated. ~Jim

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 4:30:00 AM
    Sure given a reading mind well done my friend -luv kelechi

  1. Date: 9/28/2010 2:00:00 AM
    Ha Ha! Thats the stuff to give 'em Sylvia, very good indeed, shows an inventive mind, Well Done! Also, many thanks for your comments, Gordon, (hicky)

  1. Date: 9/27/2010 10:24:00 PM
    Cool piece Sylvia .. or do u call yourself June as u signed on my comment? this is an awesome piece luv.. save for a contest if Nursery Rhymes come back on as a contest entry ..this one will tear up the competition..luv..enjoyed..and thankxxx...

  1. Date: 9/27/2010 4:13:00 PM
    oi,lol,! ;-) love this poem.. wow! I have a young one who will read them all out loud to me. I'm a big fan of nursery rhymes, enjoyed your poems going to my favorites,..p.d.