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122 Poems

Author Title First Line
Mrs. Carter Nursery Song As I walked over the hill one day
James Ferguson Auld Daddy Darkness Auld Daddy Darkness creeps frae his hole
Anderson Alexander Cuddle Doon The bairnies cuddle doon at nicht
Anonymous The Rabbits Between the hill and the brook, ook, ook,
Robert Louis Stevenson Time To Rise A birdie with a yellow bill hopped upon my window sill
Mary F. Butts Winter Night Blow, wind, blow!
Anonymous Blow, Wind, Blow Blow, wind, blow! and go, mill, go!
Christina Georgina Rossetti The Bow That Bridges Heaven Boats sail on the rivers and ships sail on the seas
Anonymous Bow-Wow-Wow Bow-wow-wow! It's the great watch dog.
Walter de la Mare Bunches of Grapes "Bunches of grapes," says Timothy:
Anonymous Alison Bytuene Mershe ant Averil
Anonymous The Campbells Are Comin' The Campbells are comin', Oho, Oho,
Thomas Campbell Lord Ullin's Daughter A chieftain, to the Highlands bound
Anonymous All Busy The cock's on the house-top, blowing his horn;
Jean Ingelow Milking Song "Cusha! Cusha! Cusha!" calling ere the early dews were falling
Anonymous Daffy-Down-Dilly Daffy-Down-Dilly has come up to town
Anonymous A Farmer Went Riding A farmer went riding upon his gray mare,
John Kendrick Bangs A Thanksgiving For summer rain, and winter's sun
Anonymous A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go A Frog he would a-wooing go, whether his mother would let him or no,
Anonymous Grasshopper Green Grasshopper Green is a comical chap; he lives on the best of fare.
F. C. Woodworth The Snow Bird The ground was all covered with snow one day
Anonymous Santa Claus He comes in the night! He comes in the night!
Laura E. Richards An Old Rat's Tale He was a rat, and she was a rat,
Robert Louis Stevenson The Swing How do you like to go up in a swing
William Stevenson Jolly Good Ale and Old I cannot eat but little meat
Anonymous Mr. Nobody I know a funny little man, as quiet as a mouse
Emily Huntington Miller The Bluebird I know the song that the bluebird is singing
Joy Allison I Love You, Mother "I love you, mother," said little John. Then, forgetting his work, his cap went on
John Kendrick Bangs The Little Elf-Man I met a little Elf-man, once, down where the lilies blow.
Anonymous How the Little Kite Learned to Fly "I never can do it," the little kite said, as he looked at the others high over his head;
Charles Kingsley The Lost Doll I once had a sweet little doll, dears
Gabriel Setoun The Ship I saw a ship a-sailing
Kate Greenaway I Saw a Ship I saw a ship that sailed the sea.
William Brighty Rands The Peddler's Caravan I wish I lived in a caravan
Robert Louis Stevenson A Good Boy I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day
Judge Parry I Would Like You for a Comrade I would like you for a comrade, for I love you, that I do,
Clara Doty Bates Who Likes the Rain? "I," said the duck, "I call it fun, for I have my little red rubbers on;
Edith M. Thomas Shoe or Stocking In Holland, children set their shoes
Anonymous God's Care In the pleasant sunny meadows, where the buttercups are seen
Robert Burns For a' That Is there, for honest poverty
Henry C. Bunner One, Two, Three It was an old, old, old, old lady,
Robert Burns John Anderson John Anderson, my jo, John,
Anonymous Sir Patrick Spens The king sits in Dunfermline town,
Anonymous The Robber Kitten A kitten once to its mother said, "I'll never more be good,
George MacDonald A Verse The lightning and thunder, they go and they come
Lydia Maria Child The Little Maiden and the Little Bird "Little bird! little bird! come to me!
Laura E. Richards Little Brown Bobby Little Brown Bobby sat on the barn floor
Edith Nesbit Baby Seed Song Little brown seed, oh! little brown brother
Anonymous Little Jack Frost Little Jack Frost went up the hill, watching the stars and the moon so still
Kate Greenaway Little Wind Little wind, blow on the hill top, Little wind, blow down the plain
Celia Thaxter Lock the Dairy Door "Lock the dairy door! Lock the dairy door!
Anonymous London Bridge London bridge is broken down,
Anonymous The Man in the Moon The Man in the Moon as he sails the sky is a very remarkable skipper,
William Douglas Annie Laurie Maxwelton braes are bonnie where early fa's the dew
Christina Georgina Rossetti Minnie and Mattie Minnie and Mattie and fat little May
Matthias Barr Moon, So Round and Yellow Moon, so round and yellow looking from on high
Robert Burns My Heart's in the Highlands My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
Anonymous My Maid Mary My maid Mary she minds the dairy,
Hugh Miller The Babie Nae shoon to hide her tiny taes
Anonymous The North Wind Doth Blow The north wind doth blow and we shall have snow
Robert Burns My Jean Of a' the airts the wind can blaw
Robert Louis Stevenson Singing Of speckled eggs the birdie sings
Laura E. Richards A Valentine Oh! little loveliest lady mine
Laura E. Richards Peterkin Pout and Gregory Grout "Oh, Peterkin Pout and Gregory Grout are two little goblins black,
Anonymous The Light-Hearted Fairy Oh, who is so merry, so merry, heigh ho!
Anonymous Old Dame Cricket Old Dame Cricket, down in a thicket, brought up her children nine
Anonymous Dame Duck's First Lecture on Education Old Mother Duck has hatched a brood of ducklings, small and callow;
Anonymous Once I Saw a Little Bird Once I saw a little bird come hop, hop, hop.
Margaret Johnson A Bonny Boat One, two, three! A bonny boat I see
Olive A. Wadsworth Over in the Meadow Over in the meadow in a nest built of sticks
Lydia Maria Child Thanksgiving Day Over the river and through the wood
Sir Walter Scott Gathering Song of Donald Dhu Pibroch of Donuil Dhu
Anonymous Pussy-Cat Mew Pussy-Cat Mew jumped over a coal
Robert Louis Stevenson The Rain The rain is raining all around
Laura E. Richards Bird Song The robin sings of willow-buds
Eugene Field The Rock-a-By Lady The Rock-a-By Lady from Hushaby Street comes stealing; comes creeping
Josiah Gilbert Holland Rockaby, Lullaby Rockaby, lullaby, bees on the clover!
Lucy Larcom Sir Robin Rollicking Robin is here again.
Celia Thaxter Jack Frost Rustily creak the crickets
Anonymous How To Get a Breakfast Said the first little chick, with a queer little squirm,
Robert Burns Bannockburn Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled
Wilhelmina Seegmuller Seven Little Chicks Seven little chicks go, "Peep, peep, peep,"
George Gascoigne A Lover's Lullaby Sing lullaby, as women do, wherewith they bring their babes to rest
Elizabeth Prentiss Cradle Song Sleep, baby, sleep! Thy father's watching the sheep
Isabel Eccelstone Mackay Spring's Waking A snowdrop lay in the sweet, dark ground.
Anonymous Some Little Mice Some little mice sat in a barn to spin;
Anonymous A Pretty Game The sun and the rain in fickle weather
Anonymous Goldenrod Tell me, sunny goldenrod, growing everywhere,
Mary Howliston Our Flag There are many flags in many lands,
Wilhelmina Seegmuller There Was a Little Robin There was a little robin sat singing in a tree
Laura E. Richards Rosy Posy There was a little Rosy, and she had a little nosy
Anonymous Bimble, Bamble, Bumble There was an old woman who rode on a broom,
Anonymous Three Little Maidens There were three little maidens as busy as elves,
Jean Ingelow Seven Times One There's no dew left on the daisies and clover
Kate Greenaway To the Sun Door They saw it rise in the morning, they saw it set at night
Anonymous Three Little Owlets Three little owlets in a hollow tree
Sir Walter Scott The Bonnets o' Bonnie Dundee To the Lords o' Convention 't was Claver'se who spoke
Lydia Maria Child Who Stole the Bird's Nest? "To-whit! to-whit! to-whee! Will you listen to me?
Lizzie M. Hadley The Rainbow Fairies Two little clouds one summer's day
Anonymous The Quarrelsome Kittens Two little kittens, one stormy night, began to quarrel, and then to fight;
Oliver Herford Elf and Dormouse Under a toadstool crept a wee Elf
Anonymous Cherries Under the trees, the farmer said, smiling and shaking his wise old head
Kate Greenaway My Robin Under the window is my garden
Robert Tennant Wee Davie Daylicht Wee Davie Daylicht keeks ower the sea
Robert Burns To a Mountain Daisy Wee, modest, crimson-tipped flower,
Robert Burns To a Mouse Wee, sleekit, cow'rin', tim'rous beastie,
Christina Georgina Rossetti What Can I Give Him? What can I give Him? Poor as I am?
Anonymous Buttercup What makes the buttercup so yellow?
Anonymous April When April was asked whether she could bring reliable weather
Laurence Alma-Tadema The Robin When father takes his spade to dig
Charles D. G. Roberts When the Sleepy Man Comes When the sleepy man comes with the dust on his eyes,
Fred E. Weatherly The Dustman When the toys are growing weary
Robert Louis Stevenson Windy Nights Whenever the moon and stars are set
Thomas Hood Precocious Piggy "Where are you going to, you little pig?"
Kate Greenaway Somewhere Town Which is the way to Somewhere Town?
Anonymous White Sheep White sheep, white sheep, on a blue hill
Dinah Mulock The New Year Who comes dancing over the snow
Christina Georgina Rossetti Who Has Seen the Wind? Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you
Kate Greenaway Will You Be My Little Wife? Will you be my little wife if I ask you? Do!
Anonymous The Clucking Hen "Will you take a walk with me, my little wife, to-day?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Song The wind blows east, the wind blows west,
Robert Burns The Banks o' Doon Ye banks and braes o' bonnie Doon,


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