Famous Children Poems

Poems for Children by Famous Poets

Poetry offers up a wealth of benefits for children. It fosters a love for language, thereby building literacy. It helps children understand themselves and others, allowing them to cultivate valuable qualities like compassion and empathy. It is also a healthy way for children to express their emotions and deal with emotionally challenging situations. Fortunately, there are many famous poems for children. Poets like A. A. Milne and William Blake wrote many poems for children that can inspire them to find their voice and representation through poetry, even from an early age.

Poems for Kids

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  1. Sick

    Sick By Shel Silverstein

    “I cannot go to school today,"
    Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
    “I have the measles and the mumps,
    A gash, a rash and purple bumps.

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  3. Now We Are Six

    Now We Are Six By A.A. Milne

    When I was one,
    I had just begun.
    When I was two,
    I was nearly new.

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  4. Wind On The Hill

    Wind On The Hill By A.A. Milne

    No one can tell me,
    Nobody knows,
    Where the wind comes from,
    Where the wind goes.

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  6. Waiting At The Window

    Waiting At The Window By A.A. Milne

    These are my two drops of rain
    Waiting on the window-pane.

    I am waiting here to see

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    • Rating 4.21
  7. From A Railway Carriage

    From A Railway Carriage By Robert Louis Stevenson

    Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
    Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
    And charging along like troops in a battle
    All through the meadows the horses and cattle:

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    • Rating 4.18
  8. The Mountain And The Squirrel

    The Mountain And The Squirrel By Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The mountain and the squirrel
    Had a quarrel,
    And the former called the latter
    "Little prig."

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  10. Dirty Face

    Dirty Face By Shel Silverstein

    Where did you get such a dirty face,
    My darling dirty-faced child?
    I got it from crawling along in the dirt
    And biting two buttons off Jeremy's shirt.

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  11. Sneezles

    Sneezles By A.A. Milne

    Christopher Robin
    Had wheezles
    And sneezles,
    They bundled him

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  12. Halfway Down

    Halfway Down By A.A. Milne

    Halfway down the stairs
    Is a stair
    Where I sit.
    There isn't any

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  13. Theme In Yellow

    Theme In Yellow By Carl Sandburg

    I spot the hills
    With yellow balls in autumn.
    I light the prairie cornfields
    Orange and tawny gold clusters

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