The Old Doll


My grandmother has a doll so old
It has a china head
With painted hair of shiny black
And dress of velvety red.
It has some tiny earrings
And a straw hat with a feather.
But what I like the very best
Are the fingers made of leather.
Sometimes I get to hold the doll,
And I wonder when I do
About the children long ago
Who loved this old doll too.

[photos] Photos by Eldon Linschoten