Poetry

Here are the poems featured on Poetry Friday. For books of poetry, see the Poetry and Lyrics section in the Title Index. 

A Fairy in Armor, by Joseph Rodman Drake
A Kitten, by Eleanor Farjeon
A Lesson for Mamma, by Sydney Dayre
A Sometimes Wish, by Mildred D. Shacklett
A Spring Message, by Joan Alpermann
A Summer Day, by Florence Harrison
A Summer Morning, by Rachel Field
A Thank You for Friends, by Rodney Bennett

A Tiger Tale, by John Bennett
About the Teeth of Sharks, by John Ciardi
Acorns, by Edith King
All In a Word, by Aileen Fisher

All Things Bright and Beautiful, by Cecil Francis Alexander
Amy Elizabeth Ermyntrude Annie, by Queenie Scott-Hopper
Animal Crackers, by Christopher Morley
Another Grace, by Robert Herrick
April, by Sara Teasdale
Arithmetic, by Carl Sandburg
Autumn, by Emily Dickenson
Autumn Train, by Mildred D. Shacklett
Barreling, by Marilyn Singer

Bathtub Bay, by Lenore Riggs
Bed in Summer, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Bluebird, by Robert Frost
Books Fall Open, by David McCord
Butterfly Wings, by Aileen Fisher

Celery, by Ogden Nash
Christmas Chime, by X.J.Kennedy
Comparison, by John Farrar
Daddy Fell into the Pond, by Alfred Noyes
Do You Know My Name?, by Marilyn Singer
Dogs and Weather, by Winifred Welles
Dreams, by Langston Hughes
Escape at Bedtime, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Evening, by Emily Dickenson
Fireflies in the Garden, Robert Frost
Five Little Brothers, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Forgiven, by A.A. Milne
Frost, by Ethel Romig Fuller
Furry Bear, by A.A. Milne
Galoshes, by Rhoda W. Bacmeister
General Store, by Rachel Field
God’s World — Edna St. Vincent Millay

Habits of the Hippopotamus, by Arthur Guiterman
Hallowe’en, by Helen Wing
Happy as a Dog’s Tail, by Anna Swir

Hiding, by Dorothy Aldis
Hot Weather, by Dorothy Aldis
How to Tell Goblins from Elves, by Monica Shannon
Hug O’War — Shel Silverstein

I Am a Baby Porcupette, by Joyce Sidman
I Saw a Ship A-Sailing, Traditional
I Wish I Were a Leprechaun, by Margaret Ritter
In the Fashion, by A.A. Milne
It’s All in the Point of View, by Edith Lombard Squires
Jack Frost, by Helen Bayley Davis

Jonathan Bing, by B. Curtis Brown
Jonathan Bing’s Manners, by B. Curtis Brown

King John’s Christmas, by A.A. Milne
Kite Tails, by Rose Waldo

Kittens, by Myra Cohn Livingston
Laughing Song, by William Blake
Little, by Dorothy Aldis
March, by Bobbi Katz
Mark’s Fingers, by Mary O’Neill
May, by John Updike
Maytime Magic, by Mabel Watts
Missing, by A.A. Milne
Mix a Pancake, by Christina Rossetti

Mother to Son, by Langston Hughes
Mouse Christmas, by Kathryn Jackson
My Nose, by Dorothy Aldis
My Valentine, by Robert Louis Stevenson

November Night, by Adelaide Crapsey
Ocelot, by Mary Ann Hoberman
On the Ning Nang Nong, by Spike Milligan
One Inch Tall, by Shel Silverstein
Open House, by Aileen Fisher
Pater’s Bathe, by Edward Abbott Parry

People, by Charlotte Zolotow
People, by Lois Lenski

Pied Beauty, by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Play at the Plate, by Paul B. Janeczko
Rain, by Shiesei-Jo, translated by Peter Bielenson
Rainbow, by Red Unicorn (Barbara Mann)
River, by Shuntarö Tanikawa, translated by Harold Wright
Sea Fever, by John Masefield
Seal Lullaby, by Rudyard Kipling
Seeds, by Walter de la Mare

Shining Things, by Elizabeth Gould
Sing, World, Sing, by Nancy Byrd Turner
Snow, by H. W. Longfellow
Snow Yet Remaining, by Iö Sogi, translated by Donald Keene
Song for Mike Teavee, by Roald Dahl from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Song of the Pop-Bottlers by Morris Bishop
Stars, by Sara Teasdale
Temper, by Rose Fyleman

The Ballad of the Christmas Star, by Frances Frost
The Emperor’s Rhyme, by A.A. Milne
The Furry Home, by J.M. Westrup
The Harvest, by Alice C. Henderson
The Hedgehog, by Edith King

The Ice Cream Man, by Rachel Field
The Jolly Woodchuck, by Marion Edey and Dorothy Grider
The King’s Breakfast, by A.A. Milne
The Library, by Barbara Huff
from The Lily Pool, by T.E. Brown
The Meal, by Karla Kuskin

The Mist and All, by Dixie Wilson
The Months, by Christina Rossetti
The Moon, by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Negro Speaks of Rivers, by Langston Hughes
The Owl and the Pussycat, by Edward Lear
The Paint Box, by E.V. Rieu
The Panther, by Ogden Nash
Pater’s Bathe, by Edward Abbott Parry
The Quarrel, by Eleanor Farjeon
The Reading Mother, by Strickland Gillilan
the reason i like chocolate, by Nikki Giovanni
The Sea Princess, by Katherine Pyle
The Secret, Author Unknown
The Shepherd and the King, by Eleanor Farjeon

The Snow Bird, by Frank Dempster Sherman
The Snowflake, by Walter de la Mare
The Tale of Custard the Dragon, by Ogden Nash
The Wendigo, by Ogden Nash
The Wind, by Christina Rossetti
Theme in Yellow, by Carl Sandburg
There is no frigate like a book, by Emily Dickenson
There Once Was a Puffin, by Florence Page Jaques
These Three, by X.J. Kennedy
Three young rats with black felt hats, by Mother Goose

To the Groundhog, Author Unknown
Too Many Daves, by Dr. Seuss
Toys, by Mary Richardson
Travel, by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Under the Ground, by Rhoda W. Bacmeister
Untitled, by Dana Jensen
Untitled, by J. Patrick Lewis
Velvet Shoes, by Elinor Wylie
What is Orange?, by Mary O’Neill
What is Pink?, by Christina Rossetti
When All the World is Full of Snow, by N.M. Bodecker
White Fields, by James Stephens

Who Likes the Rain?, Author Unknown
Winter-Time, by Robert Louis Stevenson