Ma sister’s Spiderwoman
Lugs, een and neb (touch ears, eyes and nose)
Trap you, zap you
In her siller (silver) web.
Ma Granny’s the Queen o’ France
Hands on yer head (hands on your head)
Crimson goon, gowden shoon
Sleeps in a four-poster bed.
Ma mammy’s Flora MacDonald
Row your boat fairly (mime rowing a boat)
Speed bonny boat, keep us afloat
Bairns or Bonnie Chairlie.
Point to Supergirl (point to a friend)
… is her name (call her name)
Caw her in afore I’m oot
1, 2, 3, 4 … (she joins you in the rope before you reach 10)
I’m awa hame. (you leave)
Make up a skipping rhyme for your heroine!
About this poem
This poem was reproduced on a postcard for National Poetry Day 2009. Eight poetry postcards are published each year by the Scottish Poetry Library to celebrate National Poetry Day and are distributed throughout Scotland to schools, libraries and other venues. The theme for 2009 was heroes and villains. You can find out more about National Poetry Day in our National Poetry Day pages.