Category: illustrations

  • All-World Wrestling Poetry—a collection of 52 wrestling poems

    _____         _____     The poems in this collection are on wrestling—the collegiate and amateur styles—but also how we wrestle with life, where we find wrestling in our lives, plus our gods, prophets and heroes past, those who have wrestled the classic bouts. It is modern and boundary-busting, and at the […]

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  • Wrestling Poetry Project

    ______     ______   Edited in December 9, 2009. This post was a call for wrestling poems. It was posted July 13, 2009. Four and a half months later, on November 29, 2009, the collection of 52 poems that came from this call was posted:   All-World Wrestling Poetry—a collection of 52 wrestling poems […]

  • 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 […]

  • "’Twas the Night Before Christmas," illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith

              pictures by Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935)     – – –     written, very likely, by either Henry Livingston, Jr. (1748-1828) or Clement Clark Moore (1779-1863)                         originally titled “A Visit from St. Nicholas”     now popularly […]

  • Christmastime at Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s

            Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882)         Aftermath     When the summer fields are mown, When the birds are fledged and flown,         And the dry leaves strew the path; With the falling of the snow, With the cawing of […]

  • 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 […]