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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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The Toy-Maker
by Russell Edson

A toy-maker made a toy wife and a toy child.
He made a toy house and some toy years.

He made a getting-old toy, and he made a dying

The toy-maker made a toy heaven and a toy god.

But, best of all, he liked making toy shit.

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Annabel Lee
by Edgar Allan Poe

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-


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The Only Child
by Katharine Tynan

Lest he miss other children, lo!
His angel is his playfellow.
A riotous angel two years old,
With wings of rose and curls of gold.

There on the nursery floor together
They play when it is rainy weather,
Building brick castles with much pain,
Only to knock them down again.


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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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Recent Child Poems
Mother's Morning Song
by Pijush Biswas

Woow - yoo - yuu - woow
Wild fox roars high now
Pie - hu - pee, pie - hu -pee
Peahen sings among tree
One who eats all day
Is wild bear's deny
Koo - hu - koo, koo - huu
'Tis time to morn dew
Le - loo - la, le - loo
Wild cow is now pet too


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A letter to a sick child
by Dr. Robert Ippaso

There once was a little snail,
That wondered why It didn't have a proper tail,
She asked all those that passed her by
If there might be a rather simple reason why.
None proved to be that kind,
Which put her in an awful bind,
Until one fateful sunny day
She met a hare along the way.
My friend he said, looking awfully smug,
A tail Is something others often tug,


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Early Poems III
by Michael R. Burch


Canticle: an Aubade
by Michael R. Burch, age 16

Misty morning sunlight hails the dawning of new day;
dreams drift into drowsiness before they fade away.
Dew drops on the green grass echo splendors of the sun;


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Early Poems: Juvenilia II
by Michael R. Burch


by Michael R. Burch, age 19

Now the evening has come to a close and the party is over ...
we stand in the doorway and watch as they go—
each stranger, each acquaintance, each casual lover.


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Early Poems: Juvenalia
by Michael R. Burch


by Michael R. Burch, age 16

Black waters,
deep and dark and still...
all men have passed this way,


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  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    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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