Bobbing ahead up the path.
Which would you choose?
_When You Were a Little Girl_
When you were a little girl
And you went driving with Grandfather,
If it rained, didn't he braid up the horse's tail
Binding it round with a bright silver band,
And fasten on the side curtains of the carriage
And pull the rubber "boot" over the dashboard?
And do you remember how the horse's feet
Went "Plop, plop," in and out of the mud,
And you felt the mist blow in on your face
When you managed to peer out over the curtain?
And didn't you snuggle up close to Grandfather
And hug the Fairy Tale book
Which he was going to listen to
When the rain stopped and you lunched
Beside the road?
Didn't your Grandfather always drive over
To the cheese factory, and bring out
The fresh cheese curd to you?
Can't you remember the taste, even now?
And sometimes, when it stormed hard, and thundered
And lightened, and the crashing made t