Hilaire Belloc

(27 July 1870 – 16 July 1953 / La Celle-Saint-Cloud)

Hilaire Belloc Poems

1. Lord Roehampton 3/20/2015
2. [month Of] October 4/3/2010
3. The Face 4/3/2010
4. The Fragment 4/3/2010
5. Her Final Role 4/3/2010
6. The Elm 4/3/2010
7. The Bison 4/3/2010
8. The False Heart 4/3/2010
9. From: Dedicatory Ode 4/3/2010
10. The Diamond 4/3/2010
11. Introduction: More Beasts For Worse Children 4/3/2010
12. Lord Lundy Ii - Second Canto 4/3/2010
13. [month Of] August 4/3/2010
14. Epitah On The Politician Himself 4/3/2010
15. [month Of) July 4/3/2010
16. Epitaph On The Favourite Dog Of A Politician 4/3/2010
17. [month Of] May 4/3/2010
18. Fatigue 4/3/2010
19. Ballade Of Modest Confession 4/3/2010
20. The Llama 4/3/2010
21. Courtesy 4/3/2010
22. King's Land 4/3/2010
23. Habitations 4/3/2010
24. [month Of] December 4/3/2010
25. [month Of] January 4/3/2010
26. [month Of] November 4/3/2010
27. Introduction: The Bad Child's Book Of Beasts 4/3/2010
28. [month Of] March 4/3/2010
29. Cuckoo! 4/3/2010
30. Cautionary Tales For Children: Introduction 4/3/2010
31. The Rebel 4/3/2010
32. An Author’s Hope 4/3/2010
33. A Moral Alphabet (Excerpt) 4/3/2010
34. Sarah Byng, Who Could Not Read And Was Tossed Into A Thorny Hedge By A Bull 4/3/2010
35. To A Rhinoceros 4/3/2010
36. [month Of] April 4/3/2010
37. [month Of] June 4/3/2010
38. [month Of] February 4/3/2010
39. The Loser 4/3/2010
40. The Gnu 4/3/2010

Comments about Hilaire Belloc

  • Koena Mokoena Koena Mokoena (11/22/2011 6:02:00 AM)

    Hey yo! i was discouraged to meet you, but i finally met you online, because we have something in common & that is love. Hence, i read your poem called ' Trinity'. The fact is kids need to take time in order for their things to succeed. Your correspondence will be highly appreciated.

    Have a nice day!

    Mr. Koena France Mokoena
    Country: South Africa
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  • Ingibo Benson Ingibo Benson (6/23/2010 12:20:00 PM)

    ''Early Morning, The''
    Nice poem from a creative and poetic poet.

  • Myrna Barrington (12/8/2007 1:27:00 PM)

    I have been reading his works for years and love his sense of humour and the ease with which one can memorize the words, even the very lengthy poems like Lord Lundy and Matilda. I have recommended them to a friend, a high school teacher, who finds they are ideal for her young students who find many other poets very uninspiring.

  • Lucretia Vandemark (4/8/2006 10:19:00 AM)

    When we were about ages 8 and 11, my brother and I found 'Jim' in a textbook (one of many old ones my father, a high school history teacher, had on the shelf) .
    We memorized it and recited it often for friends and family.
    Now I'm teaching it to my grandchildren.
    It's a great poem!
    Lu

  • Randy Gill (2/28/2006 7:51:00 AM)

    The poem was as if written by a child. I review poetry everyday on a poetry site. This was downright silly. I will read more, maybe they get better. THIs is just my opinion, nothing more.

  • Louise Mcvicar (9/10/2005 2:50:00 AM)

    Hilaire Belloc was a brilliant poet. My grandads dad read his poetry to him, my grandad read it to my mum and her sisters and my mum read it to me. I have my own book of 'Cautionary tales for children.' They are readable, morbid and witty all at the same time as capturing the essence of the time. I love his fables of naughty children, his fun dittys and of course I have just recently discovered that he wrote so much more. Have a browse, he is the best! Louise

Best Poem of Hilaire Belloc

Tarantella

Do you remember an Inn,
Miranda?
Do you remember an Inn?
And the tedding and the spreading
Of the straw for a bedding,
And the fleas that tease in the High Pyrenees,
And the wine that tasted of tar?
And the cheers and the jeers of the young muleteers
(Under the vine of the dark veranda)?
Do you remember an Inn, Miranda,
Do you remember an Inn?
And the cheers and the jeers of the young muleteers
Who hadn't got a penny,
And who weren't paying any,
And the hammer at the doors and the din?
And the hip! hop! hap!
Of the clap
Of the hands to the ...

Read the full of Tarantella

Henry King

The Chief Defect of Henry King
Was chewing little bits of String.
At last he swallowed some which tied
Itself in ugly Knots inside.

Physicians of the Utmost Fame
Were called at once; but when they came
They answered, as they took their Fees,
"There is no Cure for this Disease.

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