Category: children’s poetry

  • . . . and don’t forget these Christmas poems

                      Anonymous   At the Last         The stream is calmest when it nears the tide,       And flowers are sweetest at eventide,       The birds most musical at close of day,       The saints divinest when they […]

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  • Lite Verse with No Cholesterol or Trans Fat, by 33 Already Dead Poets, 6 Unknown Anyway

    ~~~~~       The following poems are selected from the 1920 collection The Book of Humorous Verse, edited by Carolyn Wells (1862-1942).    Each poet is represented only once, and in alphabetical order. However, links are provided so that you can investigate each one.   ~~~~~       by L. J. Bridgman (1857-1931) […]

  • A Gaping-Wide-Mouth Waddling Frog, illustrated by Walter Crane

        _____         illustrated by Walter Crane (1845-1915)     from The Buckle My Shoe Picture Book (1910)     (see The Flip Book version at Internet Archive)         A Gaping-Wide-Mouth Waddling Frog             A gaping-wide-mouth-waddling frog, Two puddings’ ends would choke a […]

  • A Selection of Kitten Verse by Oliver Herford

    _____           Oliver Herford was born in Sheffield, England in 1863 and moved with his family to Chicago, Illinois when he was twelve, then onto Boston seven years later. After schooling back in England and then in Ohio, he moved to New York City with his wife Margaret Regan, where he […]

  • The Long-Awaited, Unabating, Top 30 All-Time Greatest Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

    _____ Below is a countdown of the top 30 poems written by Paul Laurence Dunbar, who was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1872, and died there in 1906. The poems included here are very enjoyable and speak very well to the world, some through dialect. They show Dunbar to be unique, important, and universal by […]

  • Butterfly Wisdom, poet unknown

            Gutenberg.org has recently uploaded a book called Pages for Laughing Eyes by Unknown. In it are short yarns for children, some themed to the winter holidays, and quite a few poems, making it a good book to take out for bedtime stories. Two of the poems, “Butterfly Wisdom” and “When I […]

  • Punky Dunk and the Spotted Pup

    _____         PUNKY DUNK AND THE SPOTTED PUP     THIS LITTLE STORY IS TOLD AND THE LITTLE PICTURES WERE DRAWN FOR A GOOD LITTLE CHILD NAMED         ______________________________     Published in the Shop of P.F. VOLLAND & CO. CHICAGO COPYRIGHT, 1912, P. F. VOLLAND & CO., CHICAGO, […]