CHILDRENS POETRY

A free, online poetry for children resource providing the famous poetry for children by the World's most popular Poets. Whether your search is for Classic Childrens Poetry or Modern poetry for children you will find the poetry for children of your choice on this Children's Poetry section. Please visit our exclusive Forum, designed by the Poetry Online website for anyone interested in, or with questions about, poems for children.

Children's Poetry

We have featured below the most famous Love - poetry for children by the most celebrated Poets covering both Classic and Modern poetry for children ensuring that your search for the online poetry for children of your choice will be successful. Click any link to go to the section dedicated to your chosen childrens poetry.

A Song from the Suds - Funny poetry for children by Louisa childrens May Alcott
A Toast to our Native Land - Patriotic poetry for children by Robert Bridges
American Flag a patriotic - Poem for children Joseph Rodman Drake

Battle Hymn of the Republic a children's patriotic poem Julia Ward Howe
Beautiful Soup - Funny children's poetry by Lewis Carroll

Daddy Fell into the Pond - Funny poetry for children Alfred Noyes

Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest - Funny children's poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson

God Save the Flag a patriotic childrens poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Gunga Din a patriotic - Poetry for children by Rudyard Kipling

How pleasant to know Mr. Lear - Funny poetry for children Edward Lear
How doth the little crocodile...- Funny children's poem by Lewis Carroll

Gus - The Theatre Cat a funny - Poetry for children by T S Eliot

Jabberwocky - Poetry for children by Lewis Carroll
Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair - Funny children's poem by Stephen Foster
Jerusalem - Patriotic lyrics for children by William Blake

Macavity - The Mystery Cat - Funny poem for children T S Eliot

Oh Susana! A funny poem for children by Stephen Foster
Our Little Ghost - Funny children's poetry by Louisa May Alcott

'Song of the Shirt' - Funny poetry for children Thomas Hood
Star Spangled Banner - Patriotic poem for children by Francis Scott Key
Stellas Birthday - Funny children's poem by Jonathan Swift
Sweeney among the Nightingales - Funny poetry for children T S Eliot

The American Flag a patriotic childrens poem by Joseph Rodman Drake
The Jumblies a funny Poem for children by Edward Lear
The Old Gumbie Cat - Funny children's rhyme by T S Eliot
The Rock and the Bubble a funny - Poetry for children by Louisa May Alcott
The Song of Quoodle - Funny children's poetry by G.K.Chesterton
The Spider and the Fly - Funny poem for children Mary Howitt
The Walrus and the Carpenter - Poetry for children by Lewis Carroll

To a Louse - Funny children's poem by Robert Burns

To a Mouse - Funny poem for children Robert Burns

   Children's Poetry

There are so many wonderful poems to choose from it is difficult to know where to make a start! We have therefore devised a Top 20 List of our favourite poems. It was an extremely difficult task and obviously our choice, in the end, was based on personal preferences! We hope that the list will provide our readers with as much pleasure that these famous verses have given to us. A good knowledge of these famous verses will provide all students and children with a good grounding of the subject. Each poet has a different style of writing making expert use of the English language. We have been asked on many occasions which is our favourite poem. Impossible! Writing styles, subject matter and even childhood memories influence choices, so we gave up and endeavoured to, at least, compile a list of our top twenty famous and favourite poems! The first line of the famous verse has been included to jog the memory! Please refer to the Index for the Top 20 list!


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