Tag: american poets

Doctor Foster

  Doctor Foster Went to Gloucester In a shower of rain. He stepped in a puddle Right up to his middle And never went there again! **** “Doctor Foster” is an English nursery rhyme which is known since the nineteenth century.

Ding dong bell

  Ding dong bell Pussy’s in the well Who put her in? Little Johnny Flynn Who pulled her out? Little Tommy Stout What a naughty boy was that Try to drown poor Pussycat, Who ne’er did any harm But killed all the mice In the Farmer’s barn!   *** A popular English language nursery rhyme for kids …

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The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

by Edward Lear (1812—1888)    The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat: They took some honey, and plenty of money Wrapped up in a five-pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, “0 lovely Pussy, 0 Pussy, my love, What a …

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Mr. Owl

  Late at night when you’re in bed, Mr Owl perks up his head. He looks left and he looks right, In the dark all through the night. Hear him hoot when you’re in bed, When Mr Owl perks up his head.       **** Short rhyme for kids from the first year, Learn …

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There was an owl

Poems for Kids Owl

    There was an owl who lived in an oak. The more he heard, the less he spoke; the less he spoke, the more he heard- We all should be like that wise old bird.     **** Rhyme for kids from the first year, Learn count, learn English, play and have fun. First …

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Five Little Owls

5 little owls, On a branch by the shore, 1 fell off, Then there were 4. 4 little owls, High in a tree, The wind blew hard, Then there were 3. 3 little owls, None of them knew, A raven took one, Then there were 2. 2 little owls, Sitting in the sun, A raccoon …

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My Mother

by Ann Taylor (1782-1866) Who sat and watched my infant head When sleeping on my cradle bed, And tears of sweet affection shed? My Mother. When pain and sickness made me cry, Who gazed upon my heavy eye, And wept for fear that I should die? My Mother. Who taught my infant lips to pray …

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Tumbling

by Anonymous (near 1745)   In jumping and tumbling We spend the whole day, Till night by arriving Has finished our play. What then? One and all, There’s no more to be said, As we tumbled all day, So we tumble to bed.   *** Funny Poem for Kids by unknown author for reading with …

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Two Little Kittens

by Anonymous (near 1880) Two little kittens, one stormy night, Began to quarrel, and then to fight; One had a mouse, the other had none, And that’s the way the quarrel begun. “I’ll have that mouse,” said the biggest cat; “You’ll have that mouse? We’ll see about that!” “I will have that mouse,” said the …

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Father William

by Lewis Carroll    “You are old, Father William,” the young man said, “And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head— Do you think, at your age, it is right?” “In my youth,” Father William replied to his son, “I feared it might injure the brain; But now …

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