A-SCHOOL-SONG POEMS

Two Schools
I put my heart to school
In the world, where men grow wise,
"Go out," I said, "and learn the rule;
Come back when you win a prize."
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Henry Van Dyke
Advice To Little Children
Bless those little children
That love to go to school;
Blessed be the children
That obey the golden rule.
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Julia Ann Moore
The Best School Of All
It's good to see the school we knew,
the land of youth and dream.
To greet again the rule we knew,
before we took the stream.
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Sir Henry Newbolt
The Best School Of All
It's good to see the school we knew,
The land of youth and dream.
To greet again the rule we knew
Before we took the stream:
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Henry Newbolt
Snow Day
Today we woke up to a revolution of snow,
its white flag waving over everything,
the landscape vanished,
not a single mouse to punctuate the blankness,
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Billy Collins
In This Little School
In this little school
Life goes so sweetly,
Day on azure day
Is lost completely.
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Lesbia Harford
My Mission In The World
My mission in the world
Is to prolong
Rapture by turning it
Into a song.
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Lesbia Harford
Gee, You'Re So Beautiful That It's Starting To Rain
Oh, Marcia,
I want your long blonde beauty
to be taught in high school,
so kids will learn that God
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Richard Brautigan
On Old Man's Thought Of School
AN old man's thought of School;
An old man, gathering youthful memories and blooms, that youth itself
cannot.

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Walt Whitman
School On The Outskirts
How different, in the middle of snows, the great school rises red!
A red rock silent and shadowless, clung round with clusters of shouting lads,
Some few dark-cleaving the doorway, souls that cling as the souls of the dead
In stupor persist at the gates of life, obstinate dark monads.
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D. H. Lawrence
Freedom's Battle-Song
RED, white, blue, the flag that leads us on,
Stripes as red as blood well shed by many a hero gone.
Now 'tis ours to storm the towers of tyranny and wrong,
Freedom's sons who front the guns with Freedom's battle-song.
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Katharine Lee Bates
Photography Extraordinary
The Milk-and-Water School
Alas! she would not hear my prayer!
Yet it were rash to tear my hair;
Disfigured, I should be less fair.
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Lewis Carroll
The Farmer Talks
HERE 's a letter from John in th' city,
Ain't heard from him now fer a year;
Yes, his handwritin' s stylish an' pretty,
An' rounded an' wonderf'ly clear;
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Edgar Albert Guest
On How To Sing
On how to sing
the frog school and the skylark school
are arguing.

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Masaoka Shiki
The Old School List
In a wild moraine of forgotten books,
On the glacier of years gone by,
As I plied my rake for order's sake,
There was one that caught my eye:
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James Kenneth Stephen
Dunce
At school I never gained a prize,
Proving myself the model ass;
Yet how I watched the wistful eyes,
And cheered my mates who topped the class.
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Robert William Service
Dunce
At school I never gained a prize,
Proving myself the model ass;
Yet how I watched the wistful eyes,
And cheered my mates who topped the class.
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Robert Service
What Fifty Said..
When I was young my teachers were the old.
I gave up fire for form till I was cold.
I suffered like a metal being cast.
I went to school to age to learn the past.
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Robert Frost
Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day
Calmly we walk through this April's day,
Metropolitan poetry here and there,
In the park sit pauper and rentier,
The screaming children, the motor-car
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Delmore Schwartz
Do You Remember Still The Little Song
Do you remember still the little song
I mumbled on the hill at Aura, how
I told you it was made for Katie's sake
When I was fresh from school and loving her
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Lesbia Harford

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