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A Child’s Thought

A Child's ThoughtA Children’s Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

At seven, when I go to bed,
I see such pictures in my head.

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A Good Play

A Good Play

A Children’s Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

We built a ship upon the stairs
All mde of the back-bedroom chairs,

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An Autumn Greeting

An Autumn GreetingAnonymous.

‘Come’, said the Wind to the Leaves one day.
‘Come over the meadow and we will play.’

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At the Seaside

At the Seaside PoemA Children’s Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me.

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Bed in Summer

Bed in Summer

A Child’s Poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

In Winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candlelight.

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Buttercups and Daisies

Poem of Buttercups and DaisiesA Spring Poem by Mary Howitt.

Buttercups and daisies - Oh the pretty flowers,
Coming ere the Springtime, To tell of sunny hours.

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Eldorado

Edgar Allan Poe's 'Eldorado'The children’s poem by Edgar Allan Poe.

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,

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Escape at Bedtime

Escape at Bedtime PoemA lovely bedtime poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The lights from the parlour and kitchen shone out
Through the blinds and the windows and bars;

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Fall, Leaves, Fall

Fall, Leaves, Fall by BronteA beautiful poem by Emily Bronte.

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away
Lengthen Night and shorten day;

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Foreign Lands

Foreign Lands PoemA poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Up into the cherry tree
Who should climb but little me?

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From a Railway Carriage

From a Railway Carriage PoemA poem for kids by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;

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How doth the Little Crocodile

How doth the Little Crocodile PoemThe funny poem by Lewis Carroll.

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,

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How Pleasant to know Mr Lear

How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear PoemA funny poem about and by Edward Lear.

How pleasant to know Mr. Lear,
Who has written such volumes of stuff.

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Hush Little Baby

Hush Little Baby SongAn anonymous bedtime poem.

Hush, little baby, don’t say a word,
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird.

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I remember, I remember

I remember poem by HoodThe poem by Thomas Hood.

I remember, I remember,
The house where I was born,

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I Saw a Peacock

I Saw a Peacock PoemA lovely anonymous children’s poem.

I Saw a Peacock, with a fiery tail,
I saw a Blazing Comet, drop down hail,

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Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky PoemA wonderful Lewis Carroll poem for kids.

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves,
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;

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Lullaby, oh, Lullaby

Lullaby, oh, Lullaby PoemA lovely sleepy poem by Christina Rossetti.

Lullaby, oh, lullaby!
Flowers are closedand lambs are sleeping;

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Mr and Mrs Spikkey Sparrow

Mr and Mrs Spikkey Sparrow  PoemA lovely poem by Edward Lear.

On a little piece of wood,
Mr. Spikky Sparrow stood;

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My Shadow

My Shadow PoemA poem for kids by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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.

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Picture-books in Winter

Picture-books in Winter PoemA wintry poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Summer fading, winter comes,
Frosty mornings, tingling thumbs,

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Pirate Story

Pirate Story PoemA fun children’s poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Three of us afloat in the meadow by the swing,
Three of us aboard in the basket on the lea.

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Rain in Summer

Rain in Summer PoemA seasonal poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

How beautiful is the rain! After the dust and heat,

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Spring

Spring PoemA lovely seasonal poem by William Blake.

Sound the flute! Now it’s mute!
Bird’s delight, Day and night,

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Summer Sun

Summer Sun PoemA happy summer poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Great is the sun, and wide he goes,
Through empty heaven without repose;

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Swing, Swing

Swing, Swing PoemA fun poem by William Allingham.

Swing, Swing, Sing, Sing,
Here my throne and I am King.

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The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly

The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly PoemA funny poem by Edward Lear.

Once Mr. Daddy Long-legs, Dressed in brown and gray,
Walked about upon the sands, Upon a sumer’s day;
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The Dog and the Shadow

The Dog and the Shadow PoemA wonderful telling of the Aesop fable; a poem by Richard Scrafton Sharpe.

A hungry dog some meat had seized,
And, with the ample booty pleased,

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The Duck and the Kangaroo

The Duck and the KangarooA great poem for kids by Edward Lear.

Said the Duck to the Kangaroo, ‘Good gracious! how you hop!
Over the fields and the water too, As if you never would stop!’

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The Fly-Away Horse

The Fly-Away Horse PoemA lovely bedtime poem for children by Eugene Field.

Oh, a wonderful horse is the Fly-Away Horse -
Perhaps you have seen him before;

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The Jumblies

The Jumblies PoemA lovely, inspiring poem from Edward Lear.

They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
In a Sieve they went to sea:

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The Land of Nod

The Land of Nod PoemA dreamy poem for children by Robert Louis Stevenson.

From breakfast on through all the day,
At home among my friends I stay,

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The Land of Story-Books

The Land of Story-Books  PoemA Robert Louis Stevenson Poem.

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At evening when the lamp is lit,
Around the fire my parents sit;

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The Lobster-quadrille

The Lobster-quadrille PoemThe funny poem by Lewis Carroll.

Will you walk a little faster? said a whiting to a snail,
There’s a porpoise close behind us, and he’s treading on my tail.

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The Mouse, the Cock and the Cat

The Mouse, the Cock and the Cat PoemA cautionary tale by Richard Scrafton Sharpe.

A Silly young Mouse, Ventur’d out of the house,
In spite of his mother’s advice;

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The New Vestments

The New Vestments PoemA very funny poem by Edward Lear.

There lived an old man in the kingdom of Tess,
who invented a purely original dress;

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The Night before Christmas

The Night Before ChristmasThe famous Christmas Poem by Clement Clarke Moore.

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house…

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The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussycat PoemThe famous poem by Edward Lear.

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea,
In a beautiful pea-green boat.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Pied Piper of HamelinThe famous poem by Robert Browning.

Into the street the Piper stept, Smiling first a little smile,
As if he knew what magic slept. In his quiet pipe the while;

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The Pobble who has no Toes

The Pobble who has no Toes PoemAn charming poem by Edward Lear.

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The Pobble who has no toes, Had once as many as we;
When they said ‘Some day you may lose them all’;
He replied ‘Fish, fiddle-de-dee!’

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The Rainbow

The Rainbow PoemA lovely poem by Christina Rossetti.

Boats sail on the rivers,
And ships sail on the seas;

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The Spider and the Fly

The Spider and the FlyThe cautionary poem by Mary Howitt.

Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly, ‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
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The Sun’s Travels

The Sun's Travels PoemA poem for kids by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The sun is not a-bed, when I,
At night upon my pillow lie;

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The Swing

The Swing PoemA fun poem for children by Robert Louis Stevenson.

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?

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The Walrus and the Carpenter

The Walrus and the Carpenter PoemA poem from Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:

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The Wind

The Wind PoemA lovely short poem for children by Christina Rossetti.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you.

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Topsy Turvey World

Topsy Turvey World PoemA delightful poem by William Brighty Rands

If the butterfly courted the bee,
And the owl the porcupine;

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Trees

Trees PoemA poem by Sarah Colleridge.

The Oak is called the king of trees,
The Aspen quivers in the breeze,

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Whether the weather

Whether the weather RhymeAn anonymous rhyme.

Whether the weather be fine,
Or whether the weather be not,

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Windy Nights

Windy Nights PoemA poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Whenever the moon and stars are set,
Whenever the wind is high,

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Winter Time

Winter Time PoemA wintry poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;

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Wynken, Blynken and Nod

Wynken, Blynken and Nod PoemA lovely bedtime poem  Eugene Field.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night, sailed off in a wooden shoe…
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