We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy

Maurice Sendak

We’re all within the dumps
For diamonds are thumps
The kittens are gone to St. Paul’s!
The newborn is bit
The moon’s in a match
And the homes are constructed
With out partitions

Jack and Man
Went out within the Rye
And so they discovered slightly boy
With one black eye
Come says Jack let’s knock
Him on the top
No says Man
Let’s purchase him some bread
You purchase one loaf
And I will purchase two
And we’ll convey him up
As different people do

Two conventional rhymes from Mom Goose, ingeniously joined and interpreted by Maurice Sendak.