Poetry - Children's
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"Johnny collects Conkers on string, Sycamore seeds, with aeroplane wings …"
"How doth the jolly little spider Wind up such miles of silk inside her?"
"When I went out The sun was hot, It shone upon My flower pot …"
"The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking …"
"When all the world is young lad, And all the trees are green …"
"Hurt no living thing, Ladybird or butterfly. Nor moth with dusty wing …"
"Boats sail on the rivers, And ships sail on the seas; But clouds that sail across the sky Are prettier than these …"
"What is pink? A rose is pink By the fountain's brink …"
"Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you; But when the leaves hang trembling The wind is passing through …"
"They went to sea in a sieve, they did, In a sieve they went to sea …"
"The owl and the pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat …"
"In the house of Mr and Mrs Spouse he and she would watch teevee and never a word between them spoken …"
"I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one …"
"The Goops they lick their fingers, And the Goops they lick their knives …"
"There was a little girl Who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead …"
"Be kind and tender to the frog, And do not call him names … "
"I shoot the Hippopotamus With bullets made of platinum, Because if I use leaden ones His hide is sure to flatten 'em …"
"There was a boy whose name was Jim; His friends were very good to him …"
"Matilda told such dreadful lies, It made one gasp and stretch one’s eyes …"
"Look out, look out, Jack Frost's about! He'll nip your ears And bite your snout …"
"Swing, swing, swing, Swinging wide and higher - If you swing high enough Your feet will touch the sky …"
"John and Judith and Billy and me, We have our own tree house In a willow tree …"
"I met a little Elfman once, Down where the lilies blow. I asked him why he was so small And why he didn't grow …"
"Once there was an elephant, Who tried to use the telephant …"
"How doth the little crocodile
"“Just the place for a Snark!” the Bellman cried, As he landed his crew with care …"
"'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe …"
"The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all his might: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright …"
"You are old, Father William," the young man said, "And your hair has become very white …"
"Sing a song of people Walking fast or slow; People in the city, Up and down they go …"
"Isabel met an enormous bear, Isabel, Isabel, didn't care; The bear was hungry, the bear was ravenous, The bear's big mouth was cruel and cavernous …"
"Belinda lived in a little white house, With a little black kitten and a little gray mouse, And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon …"
"My name is Sluggery-wuggery My name is Worms-for-tea …"
"I like old houses best, don't you? They never go cluttering up a view With roofs too red and paint too new …"
"I guess you think you know this story. You don't. The real one's much more gory ..."
"In England once there lived a big And wonderfully clever pig. To everybody it was plain That Piggy had a massive brain …"
"The animal I really dig, Above all others is the pig. Pigs are noble. Pigs are clever, Pigs are courteous. However …"
"Yesterday I bought a penny fiddle And put it to my chin to play, But I found the strings were painted …"
"In Winter I get up at night And dress by yellow candle light …"
"I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see …"
"Whenever the moon and stars are set, Whenever the wind is high, All night long in the dark and wet, A man goes riding by …"
"Late lies the wintry sun a-bed, A frosty, fiery sleepy-head …"
"You WOKE my mother up this morning At six o'clock with your barking So she took away your barks And put them in the bow-wow box …"
"'Twas midnight in the schoolroom And every desk was shut When suddenly from the alphabet Was heard a loud 'tut-tut!"
"In the land of Bumbly Boo The people are red, white and blue, They never blow noses, or ever wear clothes …"
"Maverick Prowles had rumbling bowels That thundered in the night …"
"On the Ning Nang Nong Where the cows go bong and the monkeys all say BOO …"
"Macavity's a mystery cat: he's called the Hidden Paw - For he's the master criminal who can defy the law …"
"Goodbye, goodbye to Summer! For Summer's nearly done …"
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