It's good to be sitting still,Somewhat later, in Milly-Molly-Mandy and Dum-dum, there is the following poem about Milly-Molly-Mandy's duck (note that the incorrect apostrophe in "its" comes direct from the original text):
And it's good to be running wild,
And it's good to be by yourself alone
Or with another child.
And whether the child's grown up,
Or whether the child is small,
So long as it really is a Child
It doesn't matter at all.
Milly-Molly had a duck.These two poems eloquently demonstrates that, despite her considerable skills as an artist and success as an author of children's stories, Brisley was no poet.
It's little head was green.
And everywhere that Milly went.
That duck was to be seen!