CHILD POEMS

The Happy Child
I saw this day sweet flowers grow thick --
But not one like the child did pick.

I heard the packhounds in green park --
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William Henry Davies

'If I were dead'
'IF I were dead, you'd sometimes say, Poor Child!'
The dear lips quiver'd as they spake,
And the tears brake
From eyes which, not to grieve me, brightly smiled.
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Coventry Patmore

If I Were Dead
‘If I were dead, you'd sometimes say, Poor Child!'
The dear lips quiver'd as they spake,
And the tears brake
From eyes which, not to grieve me, brightly smiled.
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Coventry Patmore

Child, Child
Child, child, love while you can
The voice and the eyes and the soul of a man;
Never fear though it break your heart-
Out of the wound new joy will start;
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Sara Teasdale

Sicilian Lullaby
Hush, little one, and fold your hands;
The sun hath set, the moon is high;
The sea is singing to the sands,
And wakeful posies are beguiled
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Eugene Field

Not A Child
'Not a child: I call myself a boy,'
Says my king, with accent stern yet mild,
Now nine years have brought him change of joy;
'Not a child.'
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Algernon Charles Swinburne

The Price
Pity all faithless women who have loved. None knows
How much it hurts a woman to do wrong to love.
The mother who has felt the child within her move,
Shall she forget her child, and those ecstatic throes?
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Arthur Symons

To The Lady Crewe, Upon The Death Of Her Child
Why, Madam, will ye longer weep,
Whenas your baby's lull'd asleep?
And, pretty child, feels now no more
Those pains it lately felt before.
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Robert Herrick

The Child-Angel
They clamour and fight, they doubt and despair, they know no end
to their wrangling.
Let your life come amongst them like a flame of light, my
child, unflickering and pure, and delight them into silence.
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Rabindranath Tagore

O Child Beside The Waterfall
O Child beside the Waterfall
what songs without a word
rise from those waters like the call
only a heart has heard-
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George Barker

A Child In The Garden
When to the garden of untroubled thought
I came of late, and saw the open door,
And wished again to enter, and explore
The sweet, wild ways with stainless bloom inwrought,
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Henry Van Dyke

Art's Discipline
Long since I came into the school of Art,
A child in works, but not a child in heart.
Slowly I learn, by her instruction mild,
To be in works a man, in heart a child.
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Robert Fuller Murray

God Gave To Me A Child In Part
GOD gave to me a child in part,
Yet wholly gave the father's heart:
Child of my soul, O whither now,
Unborn, unmothered, goest thou?
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Robert Louis Stevenson

Opposites
The Half-Soled-Boots-With-Toecaps-Child
Walked out into the street
And splashed in all the pubbles till
She had such shocking feet
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Katherine Mansfield

To Dora Dorian
Child of two strong nations, heir
Born of high-souled hope that smiled,
Seeing for each brought forth a fair
Child,
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Algernon Charles Swinburne

I'D Love To Be A Fairy's Child
Children born of fairy stock
Never need for shirt or frock,
Never want for food or fire,
Always get their hearts desire:
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Robert Graves

Child
The young child, Christ, is straight and wise
And asks questions of the old men, questions
Found under running water for all children
And found under shadows thrown on still waters
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Carl Sandburg

Another Grace For A Child
Here a little child I stand
Heaving up my either hand;
Cold as paddocks though they be,
Here I lift them up to Thee,
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Robert Herrick

Grace For A Child
Here, a little child, I stand,
Heaving up my either hand:
Cold as paddocks though they be,
Here I lift them up to thee,
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Robert Herrick

A Child's Grace
HERE a little child I stand
Heaving up my either hand;
Cold as paddocks though they be,
Here I lift them up to Thee,
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Robert Herrick

Poems About

alone, america, angel, anger, baby, beach, beautiful, beauty, believe, brother, butterfly, car, change, chicago, childhood, cinderella, courage, crazy, dance, daughter, death, depression, dream, family, fire, freedom, friend, future, girl, god, graduation, greed, haiku, happiness, happy, heaven, hero, home, hope, identity, joy, june, kiss, laughter, life, lonely, loss, lost, love, marriage, memory, mirror, money, mother, murder, music, nature, night, paris, passion, peace, poverty, power, racism, rain, remember, respect, river, rose, school, sick, sister, sleep, soldier, song, sonnet, spring, star, success, summer, sun, swimming, sympathy, time, together, travel, trust, truth, war, work,

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