Top 100 Poems About: CHILDHOOD

In this page, poems on / about “childhood” are listed.
  • 1.

    It would be good to give much thought, before
    you try to find words for something so lost,
    for those long childhood afternoons you knew
    that vanished so completely -and why? read more »

    Rainer Maria Rilke
  • 2.
    Ode On Intimations Of Immortality From Recollections Of Early Childhood

    There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
    The earth, and every common sight,
    To me did seem
    Apparelled in celestial light,
    The glory and the freshness of a dream. read more »

    William Wordsworth
  • 3.
    Picture Of Childhood

    Elbowing our way, we run.
    Someone is being beaten up in the market.
    You wouldn’t want to miss it!
    We pick up speed, racing to the uproar, read more »

    Yevgeny Yevtushenko
  • 4.
    The Prelude, Book 1: Childhood And School-Time

    --Was it for this
    That one, the fairest of all Rivers, lov'd
    To blend his murmurs with my Nurse's song,
    And from his alder shades and rocky falls, read more »

    William Wordsworth
  • 5.
    My Childhood Home I See Again


    My childhood's home I see again,
    And sadden with the view; read more »

    Abraham Lincoln
  • 6.
    Childhood - The 21st Century

    How advanced they are, these children of the future,
    Like small adults, within their tiny frames,
    They grow up in a fast 'speed driven' culture,
    Where 'learning pressures' change their kind of games, read more »

    Ernestine Northover
  • 7.
    A Childhood

    I am glad I met you on the edge
    Of your barbarous childhood read more »

    Stephen Spender
  • 8.
    On The Death Of Friends In Childhood

    We shall not ever meet them bearded in heaven
    Nor sunning themselves among the bald of hell;
    If anywhere, in the deserted schoolyard at twilight,
    forming a ring, perhaps, or joining hands read more »

    Donald Justice
  • 9.


    The bitterness. the misery, the wretchedness of childhood
    Put me out of love with God. read more »

    Richard Aldington
  • 10.
    A Happy Childhood

    My mother stands at the screen door, laughing.
    “Out out damn Spot,” she commands our silly dog.
    I wonder what this means. I rise into adult air read more »

    William Matthews
  • 11.

    I cannot reach it; and my striving eye
    Dazzles at it, as at eternity.
    Were now that chronicle alive,
    Those white designs which children drive, read more »

    Henry Vaughan
  • 12.
    Hiawatha's Childhood

    Downward through the evening twilight,
    In the days that are forgotten,
    In the unremembered ages, read more »

    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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