About Monday

For most of us, Monday is the start of the work week. It can be the day school starts (again). That is why we selected some poems that were written about Mondays.

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Monday’s Child

Let’s start off with a Nursery Rhyme. Monday’s Child is such a rhyme and it is written for children. It is a great way, to remember the days of the week or learn them.

Monday's Child

Monday’s Child

Monday’s child is fair of face
Tuesday’s child is full of grace
Wednesday’s child is full of woe
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonnie and blithe and good and gay.

This poem dates back to the nineteenth century and was first published in the collection of E.A. Bray entitled Traditions of Devonshire (1838). It is believed, that Monday’s Child is older than the first written publication. The poem dates back to the sixteenth century, but it might well be very much older. Read more about this poem on Wikipedia.

The Everlasting Monday

Mondays are depressing and from depression, it can lead to drastic decisions. Did you know, that Sylvia Plath died on a Monday (11 February 1963)? She committed suicide on that day at the age of (only) thirty.

Plath penned down her feelings on Monday. Given the fact, that she was suffering from depression and the fact that she even died n a Monday, makes this poem even more dark and intense.

The Everlasting Monday

The Everlasting Monday

Thou shalt have an everlasting
Monday and stand in the moon.


The moon’s man stands in his shell,
Bent under a bundle
Of sticks. The light falls chalk and cold
Upon our bedspread.
His teeth are chattering among the leprous
Peaks and craters of those extinct volcanoes.


He also against black frost
Would pick sticks, would not rest


Until his own lit room outshone
Sunday’s ghost of sun;
Now works his hell of Mondays in the moon’s ball,
Fireless, seven chill seas chained to his ankle.


— Sylvia Plath

“Your” Monday?

Is Monday the start of your work week too? Or is it the first day of school? Have you ever written a poem about this day? Share this poem with us, we love to promote your work! Contact us for more information or use this link.

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