(From “Fenella and the Moonflower”)
Seven colours in the rainbow, that’s the general rule;
And seven wonders in the world we used to learn at school.
And in the fairy story there were seven dwarfs, you know;
And seven notes are on the scale, not counting twice the doh !
Now Rome was built on seven hills, seven montains on the Rhine;
And every boy and girl knows seven times seven makes forty-nine.
Seven years of famine, seven ages said of man;
And seven deadly sins, they say; so count them if you can.
And seven days are in a week, seven stars are in the Plough;
And seven are the uses of the sweet domestic cow.
Now in the Revelation there are seven of Seal and Church;
All sorts of sevens you can find if you will only search.
Weekly Times 22.2.63