Christopher Morley

(5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957 / Haverford, Pennslyvania)

Christopher Morley Poems

1. At The Mermaid Caffeteria 4/20/2010
2. Elegy Written In A Country Coal-Bin 4/20/2010
3. Hymn To The Dairymaids On Beacon Street 4/20/2010
4. Taking Title 4/20/2010
5. The Barren Music Of A Word Or Phrase, 4/20/2010
6. The Commercial Traveler 4/20/2010
7. Two O'Clock 4/20/2010
8. When I A Householder Became 4/20/2010
9. Ballade Of A Horoscope 10/24/2013
10. Song In A Dentists Chair 10/24/2013
11. Washing The Dishes 4/20/2010
12. The Milkman 4/20/2010
13. The Wedded Lover 4/20/2010
14. The Church Of Unbent Knees 4/20/2010
15. Reading Aloud 4/20/2010
16. Six Weeks Old 4/20/2010
17. Dedication For A Fireplace 4/20/2010
18. Burning Leaves In Spring 4/20/2010
19. Burning Leaves, November 4/20/2010
20. Caught In The Undertow 4/20/2010
21. Tit For Tat 4/20/2010
22. The Intruder 4/20/2010
23. To You, Remembering The Past 4/20/2010
24. On Naming A House 4/20/2010
25. Our House 4/20/2010
26. To A Post Office Inkwell 4/20/2010
27. The Music Box 4/20/2010
28. The Secret 4/20/2010
29. Inscription For A Grammar 1/13/2003
30. The Old Swimmer 4/20/2010
31. Scuttle, Scuttle, Little Roach 3/20/2012
32. Only A Matter Of Time 4/20/2010
33. Song For A Little House 4/20/2010
34. Animal Crackers 4/20/2010
35. Smells 4/20/2010
36. To A Child 4/20/2010
Best Poem of Christopher Morley

To A Child

The greatest poem ever known
Is one all poets have outgrown:
The poetry, innate, untold,
Of being only four years old.

Still young enough to be a part
Of Nature's great impulsive heart,
Born comrade of bird, beast, and tree
And unselfconscious as the bee-

And yet with lovely reason skilled
Each day new paradise to build;
Elate explorer of each sense,
Without dismay, without pretense!

In your unstained transparent eyes
There is no conscience, no surprise:
Life's queer conundrums you accept,
Your strange divinity still ...

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Animal Crackers

Animal crackers and cocoa to drink,
That is the finest of suppers I think;
When I'm grown up and can have what I please
I think I shall always insist upon these.
What do YOU choose when you're offered a treat?
When Mother says, 'What would you like best to eat?'
Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?
It's cocoa and animals that I love most!

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