Famous Children Poem

This is a color poem that captures the beauty in the natural world. Color is all around us, from a rose and a poppy to the clouds and sky.

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This was a poem I learned at school in my elocution lessons in the early 1960s. It was recited at the end of term and if deserved, a certificate was awarded. The Covid-19 outbreak means I am...

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What Is Pink?

Christina Rossetti By more Christina Rossetti

What is pink? A rose is pink
By the fountain's brink.
What is red? A poppy's red
In its barley bed.
What is blue? The sky is blue
Where the clouds float through.
What is white? A swan is white
Sailing in the light.
What is yellow? Pears are yellow,
Rich and ripe and mellow.
What is green? The grass is green,
With small flowers between.
What is violet? Clouds are violet
In the summer twilight.
What is orange? Why, an orange,
Just an orange!

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  • Jill Mahon by Jill Mahon
  • 8 months ago

This was a poem I learned at school in my elocution lessons in the early 1960s. It was recited at the end of term and if deserved, a certificate was awarded. The Covid-19 outbreak means I am unable to see my granddaughter, so I am sending her letters with puzzles and jokes, and in my next letter I will enclose a copy of this poem as she loves colours.

  • Sierra S by Sierra S
  • 7 months ago

Such a wonderful story. 50 years later it was still in the classroom - I recited it in grade school to my classroom earlier this decade. I hope you are safe and well.

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