When something fell from heaven,
“Well! What’s this?” the small dog said,
“If clouds are raining food, now,
Could I have a steak instead?”

A crow had dropped its breakfast
And it landed on the grass,
But seeing Ani’s interest
Decided it would pass.

The small dog was a bit confused
And thought she’d ask the question,
So brought the evidence to me
Before she tried digestion

It wasn’t long since breakfast though,
And not one to be beaten,
Once reassured, she buried it,
“Elevenses, uneaten.”

She tucked it in beneath the green
“I’m saving it,” she muttered,
“But when I dig it up again,
Could I please have it buttered?”

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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53 Responses to Manna…

  1. Ritu says:

    Clever Ani!


  2. Darlene says:

    Cute. Dot would have gobbled it up.


  3. Ani, you’re so smart!! Elevenses is the bestest! πŸ˜‰


  4. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Opportunist Ani πŸ˜€


  5. fransiweinstein says:

    Wonder if she’ll be looking for it to keep happening.


  6. Mary Smith says:

    Dry bread definitely needs butter, Ani, especially after it’s been buried for a while.


  7. joylennick says:

    Such a cute poem! xx.


  8. Patty says:

    Wonderful! Love this πŸ™‚

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  9. Haha – what a cute set of pictures for that poem!


  10. scifihammy says:

    haha This is delightful! πŸ˜€
    I am sure Ani will be looking skywards over the next few days, in case anything else drops her way! πŸ˜€


  11. Jennie says:

    Gotta love that Ani!


  12. Delightful… πŸ™‚


  13. You have me giggling–this is wonderful πŸ™‚


  14. Widdershins says:

    Ani and the Crow … the start of an, interesting, friendship! πŸ˜€


  15. dgkaye says:

    Clever Ani. I loved that she brought it to you for ‘nspection first. πŸ™‚ xx


  16. I just love Ani poems, Sue.


  17. willowdot21 says:

    Well Ani that’s a lovely story, you are so lucky my birds never leave me any presents! πŸ’œ Love RubyπŸ’œ


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