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Magical/Mystical Story-Poems
for Children

By Josie Whitehead

The Nincumpuze .jpg


By Josie Whitehead

Nincumpuze (The)

Have you met the Nincumpuze?

They wear strange hats and pointed shoes.

    They live in caves on mountains high,

    And watch the eagles flying by.


Their dwarf-like faces may seem weird,

With crinkly skin and long white beards,

     But Nincumpuze say we’re strange too.

     Compared to them, it’s surely true.


From high up on their mountain peak

Their lives are hard, their weather bleak.

     They mainly live in ice and snow.

     So what food do you think they grow?


Well, deep beneath the snow you’ll find

Some things not known by humankind:

     Delicious fruit and scrumptious cakes;

     Tasty things for sweet milk shakes.


What type of work do these folk do?

Oh, if only I could say I knew,

     But they’ll not talk to you or me,

     For Nincumpuze are shy you see.

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