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Poetry For Young Children ~ A Song from the Suds by Louisa May Alcott (Free Printable)

Following is another wonderful poem that kids will enjoy, adding to the Poetry For Young Children series on this blog.  You may enjoy previous posts from this series: My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson and The Rum Tum Tugger by T.S. Eliot. Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Amazon.com, and …

Poetry For Young Children ~ The Rum Tum Tugger by T.S. Eliot

When I first rediscovered this poem I missed my own cat, even though she was not quite as incorrigible as Rum Tum Tugger, the cat who inspired the poet’s pen.  Writer Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888 – 1965) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, but later moved to Great Britain and …

Poetry For Young Children ~ My Shadow by Robert Louis Stevenson (Free Printable)

One of the subjects I’d like to add to our routine is poetry.  I confess that while I appreciate poetry, it has been neglected here!  My daughter really enjoys it, and I know it is good for her little brain. To remedy the situation I’ve set a new goal: read …

Rudyard Kipling

Poem Collection: “If” by Rudyard Kipling

If If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, …

Burritt Museum - Small Cabin ca 1850

Poetry Collection: What Rules The World by William Ross Wallace

A Mother’s Influence What Rules The World They say a man is mighty, He governs land and sea, He wields a mighty scepter O’er lesser powers that be; But a mightier power and stronger Man from his throne has hurled, For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand …

Poetry Collection: “I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud” By William Wordsworth

I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that …

Poetry Collection: “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

It’s been almost 100 degrees here in Alabama the last few days…this poem helps me think of cooler weather… Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch …

Poetry Collection: A Prophecy By John Keats

“In a letter to his brother and his wife, October 24, 1818, Keats says: ‘If I had a prayer to make for any great good…it should be that one of your children should be the first American Poet.  I have a great mind to make a prophecy, and they say …

Poetry Collection: “The Rock and the Bubble” by Louisa May Alcott

The Rock and the Bubble A poem by Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888 / Pennsylvania / United States) Oh! a bare, brown rock Stood up in the sea, The waves at its feet Dancing merrily. A little bubble Once came sailing by, And thus to the rock Did it …