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random poetry for children kids poems

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Collection : Poems for Children - 2262

 

Jack be nimble by Anonymous

Jack be nimble,
Jack be quick,
Jack jump over
The candlestick.


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Ladybird, ladybird by Anonymous

Ladybird, ladybird,
Fly away home,
Your house is on fire
And your children all gone;
All except one
And that's little Ann,
And she has crept under
The warming pan.


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Chang Tuan's Cats by Wang Chih

Scholar Chang Tuan was fond of cats,
And had seven of them,
Wonderful beasts with wonderful names.

They were:

Guardian of the East
White Phoenix
Purple Blossom
Drive-Away-Vexation
Brocade Sash
Cloud Pattern
Ten Thousand strings of Cash

Each was worth several pieces of gold
And nothing could persuade Chang
To part with them.

After Wang Chih, c. 1100 C.E.



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There was an old Man of Bohemia by Edward Lear

There was an old Man of Bohemia,
Whose daughter was christened Euphemia;
Till one day, to his grief,
She married a thief,
Which grieved that old Man of Bohemia.


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Oh, Lovely, Lovely, Lovely by Author Unknown

The witch flew out on Hallowe'en,
Her hair was blue, her nose was green,
Her teeth the longest ever seen,
Oh, she was lovely, lovely, lovely!

Her cat was black and fit and fat,
He lashed his tail and humped his back,
He scritched and scratched and hissed and spat,
Oh, he was lovely, lovely, lovely!

They rode a cleaner, not a broom.
'Go left!' screeched Puss and spoke their doom.
She turned right-they hit the moon.
Oh, it was lovely, lovely, lovely




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