Top 100 Poems About: CHILD


In this page, poems on / about “child” are listed.
  • 1.
    A Child Said, What Is The Grass?

    A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full
    hands;
    How could I answer the child?. . . .I do not know what it
    is any more than he. read more »

    Walt Whitman
  • 2.
    A Sad Child

    You're sad because you're sad.
    It's psychic. It's the age. It's chemical.
    Go see a shrink or take a pill,
    or hug your sadness like an eyeless doll read more »

    Margaret Atwood
  • 3.
    A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London

    Never until the mankind making
    Bird beast and flower
    Fathering and all humbling darkness
    Tells with silence the last light breaking read more »

    Dylan Thomas
  • 4.
    Child Development

    As sure as prehistoric fish grew legs
    and sauntered off the beaches into forests
    working up some irregular verbs for their
    first conversation, so three-year-old children read more »

    Billy Collins
  • 5.
    Brown And Agile Child

    Brown and agile child, the sun which forms the fruit
    And ripens the grain and twists the seaweed
    Has made your happy body and your luminous eyes
    And given your mouth the smile of water. read more »

    Pablo Neruda
  • 6.
    First Child ... Second Child

    FIRST

    Be it a girl, or one of the boys,
    It is scarlet all over its avoirdupois, read more »

    Ogden Nash
  • 7.
    A Child Asleep

    How he sleepeth! having drunken
    Weary childhood's mandragore,
    From his pretty eyes have sunken
    Pleasures, to make room for more- - read more »

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • 8.
    Child In Red

    Sometimes she walks through the village in her
    little red dress
    all absorbed in restraining herself,
    and yet, despite herself, she seems to move read more »

    Rainer Maria Rilke
  • 9.
    Spring And Fall: To A Young Child

    Margaret, are you grieving
    Over Goldengrove unleaving?
    Leaves, like the things of man, you
    With your fresh thoughts care for, can you? read more »

    Gerard Manley Hopkins
  • 10.
    Child On Top Of A Greenhouse

    The wind billowing out the seat of my britches,
    My feet crackling splinters of glass and dried putty,
    The half-grown chrysanthemums staring up like accusers,
    Up through the streaked glass, flashing with sunlight, read more »

    Theodore Roethke
  • 11.
    Child, Child

    Child, child, love while you can
    The voice and the eyes and the soul of a man,
    Never fear though it break your heart -
    Out of the wound new joy will start; read more »

    Sara Teasdale
  • 12.
    Saturday's Child

    Some are teethed on a silver spoon,
    With the stars strung for a rattle;
    I cut my teeth as the black racoon--
    For implements of battle. read more »

    Countee Cullen
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