Category Archives: poetry

A Rhyme for Tired Cooks

O weary mothers, mixing dough, Don’t you wish that food would grow? Your lips would smile, I know to see A cookie bush or a pancake tree. No hurry, no worry, no boiling pot; No waiting to get the oven hot; But you could send your child to see If the pies had baked on […]

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Poetry for the Plucky

The Grasshopper and The Crickets A grasshopper once had a game of tag With some crickets that lived near by, When he stumbled his toe, and over he went Too quickly to see with your eye. Then the cricket leaned up against a fence, And chirped till their sides were sore, But the grasshopper said, […]

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Alexander Pope’s Essay On Man

“Of the poems of Pope none perhaps is more celebrated in common fame, none has provided more passages for storing in the memory and applying on common occasions.” John Aiken, 1796 (most of this information comes from his preface to an edition of Essay on Man) “Who is there that has any taste for polite writings […]

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A life that seizes on content

My mom found this and sent it to me:   To Daughters, Growing Up by Elizabeth Coatsworth My little girls, When you are grown, You may go to some land That is not your own. If your roots of life Are strong and sound, You will grapple deep In that unknown ground, You will leaf […]

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Jack Frost, a poem and printable colouring page

I have always found the notion of Jack Frost enchanting. I don’t know why. I just do. Poems of Home: II. For Children The Frost Hannah Flagg Gould (1789–1865) THE FROST looked forth, one still, clear night, And he said, “Now I shall be out of sight; So through the valley and over the height […]

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