Hilaire Belloc

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

Hilaire Belloc Poems

81. The Tiger 12/31/2002
82. Lord Finchley 12/31/2002
83. Ballade To Our Lady Of Czestochowa 12/31/2002
84. Algernon 12/31/2002
85. Drinking Song, On The Excellence Of Burgundy Wine 5/9/2001
86. The Vulture 12/31/2002
87. Lord Lundy 12/31/2002
88. The Catholic Sun 12/31/2002
89. The Lion 12/31/2002
90. A Trinity 1/3/2003
91. The South Country 5/9/2001
92. Matilda Who Told Lies, And Was Burned To Death 4/3/2010
93. Talking (And Singing) Of The Nordic Man 1/3/2003
94. Charles Augustus Fortescue 12/31/2002
95. The Microbe 12/31/2002
96. Henry King 12/31/2002
97. Rebecca 12/31/2002
98. The Frog 12/31/2002
99. The Early Morning 12/31/2002
100. Jim 12/31/2002
101. George 12/31/2002
102. Tarantella 12/31/2002

Comments about Hilaire Belloc

  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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Best Poem of Hilaire Belloc

Jim

Who ran away from his Nurse and was eaten by a Lion

There was a Boy whose name was Jim;
His Friends were very good to him.
They gave him Tea, and Cakes, and Jam,
And slices of delicious Ham,
And Chocolate with pink inside
And little Tricycles to ride,
And read him Stories through and through,
And even took him to the Zoo--
But there it was the dreadful Fate
Befell him, which I now relate.

You know--or at least you ought to know,
For I have often told you so--
That Children never are allowed
To leave their Nurses in a Crowd;
Now this was ...

Read the full of Jim

On The Little God

Of all the gods that gave me all their glories
To-day there deigns to walk with me but one.
I lead him by the hand and tell him stories.
It is the Queen of Cyprus' little son.