Logs To Burn
Oaken logs if dry and cold
Keep away the winter cold
Poplar gives a bitter smoke
Fills you eyes and makes you choke
Elmwood burns like graveyard mould
Even the very flames are cold
Apple wood will scent the room
Pear wood smells as flowers in bloom
But Ash wood wet and Ash wood dry
A King to warm his slippers by.
Beech wood fires burn bright and clear
If the logs are kept for a year
Chestnut's only good they say,
If for year 'Its stored away'
Birch and Fir woods burn too fast
Blaze too bright and do not last
But Ash wood green and Ash wood brown
Are fit for a queen with a golden crown.