CHILDHOOD POEMS

When Childhood Died
I can recall the day
When childhood died.
I had grown thin and tall
And eager-eyed.
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John Freeman

Softened by Time’s consummate plush
1738

Softened by Time's consummate plush,
How sleek the woe appears
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Emily Dickinson

The Child World
The child world is a wondrous world,
For there the flags of hate are furled,
And there the imps of wickedness
Cause neither sorrow nor distress.
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Edgar Albert Guest

Childhood
It would be good to give much thought, before
you try to find words for something so lost,
for those long childhood afternoons you knew
that vanished so completely -and why?
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Rainer Maria Rilke

Alone
From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were-I have not seen
As others saw-I could not bring
My passions from a common spring-
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Edgar Allan Poe

My Childhood's Home
I HAVE tasted each varied pleasure,
And drunk of the cup of delight;
I have danced to the gayest measure
In the halls of dazzling light.
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Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton

Growth
I watched the glory of her childhood change,
Half-sorrowful to find the child I knew,
(Loved long ago in lily-time),
Become a maid, mysterious and strange,
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Ernest Christopher Dowson

Growth
I watched the glory of her childhood change,
Half-sorrowful to find the child I knew,
(Loved long ago in lily-time),
Become a maid, mysterious and strange,
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Ernest Dowson

Home
A home above the year's seasons
home of children animals and apples
a square of empty space
under an absent star
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Zbigniew Herbert

Second Childhood
When I go on my morning walk,
Because I'm mild,
If I be in the mood to talk
I choose a child.
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Robert Service

Second Childhood
When I go on my morning walk,
Because I'm mild,
If I be in the mood to talk
I choose a child.
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Robert William Service

Musings
“Childhood and youth are vanity.”


Often o'er life's pathway straying
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Nannie R. Glass

Home
The merciless fire devoured
The house of my childhood games.

I needed to overcome sorrow,
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Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev

The Days When We Were Young
Sister! Sister! don't you remember
The days when we were young?
The long, long days, with a light and a shade
Like the pearls of a necklace strung,
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Henry Clay Work

To The River Otter
Dear native brook! wild streamlet of the West!
How many various-fated years have passed,
What happy and what mournful hours, since last
I skimmed the smooth thin stone along thy breast,
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sonnet
To the River Otter

Dear native Brook! wild Streamlet of the West!
How many various-fated years have past,
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sonnet: To The River Otter
Dear native Brook! wild Streamlet of the West!
How many various-fated years have past,
What happy and what mournful hours, since last
I skimm'd the smooth thin stone along thy breast,
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Author's Early Life
I will write a sketch of my early life,
It will be of childhood day,
And all who chance to read it,
No criticism, pray.
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Julia Ann Moore

My Childhood God
When I was small the Lord appeared
Unto my mental eye
A gentle giant with a beard
Who homed up in the sky.
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Robert Service

My Childhood God
When I was small the Lord appeared
Unto my mental eye
A gentle giant with a beard
Who homed up in the sky.
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Robert William Service

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