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  1. This poem is great. I really loved school when I was a child, but there were times when I was being bullied that I didn't want to go. Also I remember how miserable I felt at school when I really was sick and my mother had to come and fetch me home. This poem, however, has made me laugh, and I particularly like the punch line at the end.

  2. On Children - And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children. - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.

  3. On Children - And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children. - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.

  4. Famous Children Poem Shel Silverstein's (1930-1999) comedic genius is demonstrated in this short, funny poem that is sure to bring a smile to children of all ages and adults as well. Bonus pleasure points: If you're sharing this poem with a child be sure to catch the look on their face as they figure out why snowballs don't make good pets!

  5. The poem is a cautionary tale against those who use flattery and charm to disguise their true intentions. The poem was published with the subtitle "A new Version of an old Story" in The New Year’s Gift and Juvenile Souvenir , [1] which has a publication year of 1829 on its title page but, as the title would suggest, was released before New ...

  6. Vivien Noakes fittingly subtitled her biography of Edward Lear The Life of a Wanderer.On a literal level the phrase refers to Lear’s constant traveling as a self-proclaimed “dirty landscape painter” from 1837 until he finally settled at his Villa Tennyson on the San Remo...

  7. The Children’s Poetry Archive is a place where you can listen to poems read out loud. We have poems read by the poets who wrote them as well as poems which other people have recorded for us. We think everyone has a favourite poem, it’s just that they haven’t heard it out loud yet. We hope you find your favourite here.

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