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There Was A Small Boy Of Quebec
by Rudyard Kipling

THERE was a small boy of Quebec,
Who was buried in snow to his neck;
When they said. "Are you friz?"
He replied, "Yes, I is—
But we don't call this cold in Quebec."

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Duino Elegies: The First Elegy
by Rainer Maria Rilke

Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels'
hierarchies? and even if one of them suddenly
pressed me against his heart, I would perish
in the embrace of his stronger existence.
For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror
which we are barely able to endure and are awed
because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
Each single angel is terrifying.
And so I force myself, swallow and hold back
the surging call of my dark sobbing.

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Manners
by Elizabeth Bishop

For a Child of 1918

My grandfather said to me
as we sat on the wagon seat,
"Be sure to remember to always
speak to everyone you meet."

We met a stranger on foot.
My grandfather's whip tapped his hat.
"Good day, sir. Good day. A fine day."

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Spelling
by Margaret Atwood

My daughter plays on the floor
with plastic letters,
red, blue & hard yellow,
learning how to spell,
spelling,
how to make spells.

I wonder how many women
denied themselves daughters,
closed themselves in rooms,

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Television
by Roald Dahl

The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
Them near your television set --
Or better still, just don't install
The idiotic thing at all.
In almost every house we've been,
We've watched them gaping at the screen.
They loll and slop and lounge about,
And stare until their eyes pop out.

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Purple Teddy Bear
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

sitting on a chair
waiting for love to return
when the school bells ring

the birds are singing
but purple teddy is blue
the young days of spring

the clock keeps ticking
as saffron day grows older

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My shadow, my girl
by Arshia Sheikh

You are my shadow, my girl,

For me you are like a string of pearl.

Your twinkling eyes brighten my day,

Your bubbly persona will always stay.

Fond of your love and care,


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Motherhood
by Arshia Sheikh

Motherhood requires hard work,

Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world.

Having kids is the great responsibility,

Making them kind, is the real beauty.

Being mother, you have to think twice,


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My Rock Away Horse-Nursery Rhyme
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

I got a rocking horse for my birthday;
And my new horse is magic and special!
When we're alone, it rocks me far away;
But my colt is very gentle and careful.

My magic horse, flies me to fun places.
One night, it rocked me off to the moon!
We've seen the world and so many faces,
And we'll both be traveling again soon.


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Teddy Bear in Blooms
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

dropped and forgotten
his small friend has run away
hot sun buttercups

teddy is waiting
for however long it takes
for nighttime cuddles

redbirds sing of love
in the hour of orange heat

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    Robert Louis Stevenson (50 poems about Child)
    November 13, 1850 / Edinburgh, Scotland - December 3, 1894 / Vailima, Samoa
  • Edgar Lee Masters
    Edgar Lee Masters (48 poems about Child)
    23 August 1868 – 5 March 1950 / Kansas / United States
  • William Wordsworth
    William Wordsworth (39 poems about Child)
    1770-1850 / Cumberland / England
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg (38 poems about Child)
    6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois
  • Vachel Lindsay
    Vachel Lindsay (34 poems about Child)
    November 10, 1879 – December 5, 1931 / Springfield, Illinois
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson (31 poems about Child)
    6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892 / Lincoln / England
  • William Blake
    William Blake (30 poems about Child)
    28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827 / London
  • Edwin Arlington Robinson
    Edwin Arlington Robinson (29 poems about Child)
    22 December 1869 – 6 April 1935 / Maine / United States
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    Rabindranath Tagore (29 poems about Child)
    Gurudev] (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
  • Eugene Field
    Eugene Field (28 poems about Child)
    2 September 1850 - 4 November 1895 / St Louis / Missouri / United States
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