Classic Poems for Kids

On this page, you’ll find poetry of the past picked for children of all ages. Poets write about what they see in the world, and how it makes them feel. Writers of long ago give people of today a glimpse into history. Enjoy the poetic words of celebrated bards, rhymers, and lyricists of old, like Emily Dickinson, William Blake, Edgar Allan Poe, Hilaire Belloc, Ogden Nash, and many more.

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Classic Poems For Kids

Casey at the Bat by Ernest Thomas Thayer
The Fairies by William Allingham
The Story of Fidgety Philip by Heinrich Hoffman
The Spider and the Fly by Mary Howitt
A Visit from ST. Nicholas by Clement C. Moore
Little Orphant Annie by James Whitcomb Riley
Cradle Song by William Blake
The Fly by William Blake
Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe
A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe
The Leak in the Dike by Phoebe Cary
A Light Exists in Spring by Emily Dickinson
The Nightingale and The Glow-worm by William Cowper
The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
The Violet by Jane Taylor
Eletelephony by Laura Richards
The First Tooth by Charles and Mary Lamb
Sweet and Low by Alfred Tennyson
Mary’s Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale
Lullaby of an Infant Chief by Sir Walter Scott
If I had but two little wings by Samuel T Coleridge
The Vulture by Hilaire Belloc
True Royalty by Rudyard Kipling
Little Things by Julia A. Carney
The Mountain and the Squirrel By Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Problem by Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’d Love to be a Fairy’s Child By Robert Graves
Allie By Robert Graves
An Alphabet by Edward Lear
At The Zoo by William Makepeace Thackeray
The Baby’s Dance by Ann Taylor
The Star by Jane Taylor
Buttercups and Daisies by Mary Howitt
The Canary by Elizabeth Turner
The Migration of the Grey Squirrels by William Howitt
The Fieldmouse by Cecil Frances Alexander
Answer to a Child’s Question by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Story of Johnny Head-in-the-Air by Heinrich Hoffman
Now the Day is Over by Sabine Baring-Gould
Adventures Of Isabel by Ogden Nash
Dentist and the Crocodile by Roald Dahl
Daddy Fell into the Pond by Alfred Noyes
Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
The Duel by Eugene Field
The Frost by Hannah Flagg Fould
Little Billee by William Makepeace Thackeray
Robert of Lincoln by William Cullen Bryant
Fairy Song by John Keats
A Boy’s Song by James Hogg
The Ivy Green by Charles Dickens
The Flying Squirrel by Mary E. Burt
A Life on the Ocean Wave by Epes Sargent
Farm yard Song by J.T. Trowbridge
Lochinvar by Sir Walter Scott
I Remember, I Remember by Thomas Hood
A Happy Life by Sir Henry Wotton
The Last Rose of Summer by Thomas Moore
Little Jack by Eugene Hall
The Captain’s Daughter by James T. Fields
Ingratitude by William Shakespeare
The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred Tennyson
Liberty Tree by Thomas Paine

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