Стих на английском языке для 5 класса 8 строк

Дети 5 класса активно учат стихи на английском языке на уроках. Дети активно участвуют в конкурсах чтецов и других мероприятиях на английском. В 5 классе детки могут выучить довольно сложные и длинные стихи, так как они хорошо освоили грамматику и английские слова.

Мы подобрали много английских стихов для школьников 5 класса для конкурса или уроков. Кстати, очень полезно учить стихи самому просто так. Стихи на английском хорошо развивают память, мышление и логику, так как вы начинаете думать на иностранном языке.

Стихи на английском языке для 5 класса

Стихи на английском языке для 5 класса


Birds are singing round my window,
Tunes the sweetest ever heard,
And I hang my cage there daily,
But I never catch a bird.

So with thoughts my brain is peopled,
And they sing there all day long:
But they will not fold their pinions
In the little cage of Song.

to fold the wings – складывать крылья

pinion [‘pɪnjən] – перо, (поэт.) крыло

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star!
How I wonder what you are,
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
When the glorious sun is set,
When the grass with dew is wet,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle all the night.
In the dark-blue sky you keep,
And often through my curtains peep,
For you never shut your eye,
Till the sun is in the sky.
As your bright and tiny spark
Guides the traveller in the dark,
Though I know not what you are,
Twinkle, twinkle, little star!

Every Time i climb a tree

Every Time I Climb a Tree
I scrape a leg
Or skin a knee
And every time I climb a tree
I find some ants
Or dodge a bee
And get the ants
All over me
And every time I climb a tree
Where have you been?
They say to me
But don’t they know that I am free
Every time I climb a tree?
I like it best
To spot a nest
That has an egg
Or may be three
And then I skin
The other leg
But every time I climb a tree
I see a lot of things to see
Swallows rooftops and TV
And all the fields and farms there be
Every time I climb a tree
Though climbing may be good for ants
It isn’t awfully good for pants
But still it’s pretty good for me
Every time I climb a tree.

Poem — Why I Smile

I smile because the world is fair;
Because the sky is blue.
Because I find, no matter where
I go, a friend that’s true.
I smile because the earth is green,
The sun so near and bright,
Because the days that o’er us lean
Are full of warmth and light.
I smile as past the yards I go,
Though strange and new the place,
The violets seem my step to know,
And look up in my face.
I smile to hear the robin’s note.
He comes so newly dressed,
A love song throbbing in his throat,
A rose pinned on his breast.
And so the truth I’ll not disown,
Because the spring is nigh;
My heart has somewhat better grown,
And I forget to sigh.

robin [‘rɔbɪn] – малиновка
nigh [naɪ] – (уст.) ближний, близкий

What The Winds Bring

Which is the Wind that brings the cold?
The North Wind, Freddy, and all the snow
And the sleep will scamper into the fold
When the North begins to blow.
Which is the Wind that brings the heat?
The South Wind, Katy; and corn will grow
And peaches redden for you to eat,
When the South begins to blow.
Which is the Wind that brings the rain?
The East Wind, Arty; and farmers know
That cows come shivering up the lane
When the East begins to blow.
Which is the Wind that brings the flowers?
The West Wind, Bessy; and soft and low
The birdies sing in the summer hours
When the West begins to blow.

Стихи на английском языке для 5 класса

Days in the Month

Days in the Month
Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November;
February has twenty-eight alone.
All the rest have thirty-one,
But leap year coming once in four
Gives February one day more.

The Merry Pencil

Two balls and a stick,
Two arms and a can,
It’s an easy trick
To make a snow man.
An egg and a ring,
A tail and a wing,
A beak and a dot,
Now see what we’ve got.
Two short little legs
And an egg for the head;
This fellow you’ve met
In the rhymes you have read.
Two little ears and one little nose,
Two bright eyes and fifty whys,
Nice brown hair with two little bows,
That’s a picture of my sister Rose.

What to Remember in School

Forget that two times four is eight
Forget the name of every state.
Forget the answer on the test.
Forget which way is east or west.
Forget the myths of ancient Rome.
Forget to bring your books from home.
Forget the words you learned to spell.
Forget to hear the recess bell.
Forget you homeroom teacher’s name
Forget the after-school game.
Forget which team’s supposed to win.
Forget to turn your homework in.
Forget the distance to the moon.
Forget how many days in June.
Forget the capital of France.
But don’t forget to wear your pants!


One, two, one, two,
One, two, three, four, five.
Five, three, five, three,
Five, four, three, two, one.
Six, seven, six, seven,
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
Ten, eight, ten, eight,
Ten, nine, eight, seven, six.

Учим комнаты в доме

Let’s go to my house.
Let’s go today.
I’ll show you all the rooms
Where we work and play.
Here is the kitchen
Where Mother cooks for me.
Here is the living room
Where we watch TV.
Here is the dining room.
We eat here every day.
And this room is my room
Where I sleep and play.


One is number,
Two is number,
Three is number,
Number five is before six,
And number seven is more!
Eight is a number,
Nine is a number,
Now we come to ten…
And we are back at
One again!

What are little boys made of

What are little boys made of?
What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails, and puppy-dogs’ tails;
That’s what little boys are made of.
What are little girls made of?
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice, and all that’s nice;
That’s what little girls are made of.

Стихи на английском языке для 5 класса


Watch this dog!
He can play
Watch that dog!
He runs for a frog
His name is Mark
He likes to bark.
Watch the cat!
He runs for a rat
His name is Nick
He can play hide-and-sееk.


Do you know Mary?
Mary who?
Mary McDonald.
Of course, I do.
Do you know her parents?
Yes, of course, I do.
I know her father
and her mother, too.
Do you know her grandparents?
Yes, of course, I do.
I know her Grandpa
and her Granny, too.
Do you know her cousins?
Yes, of course, I do.
I know her nieces
and nephews, too.

Look at the boy, he has a toy

Look at the boy, he has a toy.
Look at the girl, she has a doll.
Look at the pig, it is very big.
Look at Kate, she has a plate.
Look at the fox, it is in the box.
Look at Ted, he is in bed.
Look at the cat, it has a hat.
Look at Nell, she has a bell.
Look at the mouse, it is in the house.
Look at me. I am happy.


Now it’s six o’clock,
Six o’clock, six o’clock,
Now it’s six o’clock,
And what do you do at six o’clock?
-I get up.

Now it’s seven o’clock,
Seven o’clock, seven o’clock.
Now it’s seven o’clock
And what do you do at seven o’clock?
-I do exercises.

Now it’s eight o’clock,
Eight o’clock, eight o’clock.
Now it’s eight o’clock
And what do you do at eight o’clock?
-I take a shower.

Leaves are falling

Leaves are falling,
Leaves are falling,
One fell on my nose!
Leaves are falling,
Leaves are falling,
One fell on my toes!
Leaves are falling,
Leaves are falling,
One fell on my head!
Leaves are falling,
Leaves are falling,
Yellow, orange and red!

Tell me, what do you think?

My T-shirt is blue and my hat is pink.
Tell me, what do you think?
My trousers are yellow, my socks are green.
Tell me, what do you think?
My jacket is purple, my shoes are white.
Tell me, what do you think?
My gloves are brown,
My scarf is black.
Tell me, what do you think?
Do you like the clothes I’m wearing?
Do you think they’re good or bad?
Do you like the clothes I’m wearing?
Or do you think I just look mad!

Can you talk

Can you talk? Can you talk?
I can talk with my mouth.
Can you walk? Can you walk?
I can walk with my legs.
Can you smell? Can you smell?
I can smell with my nose.
Can you touch? Can you touch?
I can touch with my ears.
Can you taste? Can you taste?
I can taste with my tongue.

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  • «Romeo and Juliet» — Intermediate
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  • Сказка «Колобок» (the Bun)

Стихи на английском языке для детей – прекрасный способ привить детям любовь к языку. Изучая красивые стихи на английском, ребенок не только в значительной степени пополнит свой словарный  запас, но и неосознанно запомнит грамматические правила и конструкции. Для этих целей также прекрасно подходят загадки на английском. 

Маленький английский стих может сослужить большую службу в изучении иностранного языка. Красивые английские стихи прививают ребенку чувство языка. Сегодня я представлю Вам подборку стихов для 1 – 6 классов с переводом. Английские стихи с переводом могут быть полезны для изучения лексики и грамматики.

  • Стихи на английском для 1 — 2 класса.
  • Стихи на английском для 3 класса.
  • Стихи на английском для 4 класса.
  • Стихи на английском для 5 класса.
  • Стихи на английском для 6 класса.

Перед тем, как разучивать стихотворение с ребенком, предложите ему читать стихи на английском и самостоятельно выбрать понравившийся – так он будет учить английские стихи с большим удовольствием. Я настоятельно рекомендую Вам прочитать стихи на английском для детей и, возможно, выучить пару-тройку понравившихся стихотворений.

Try to read and learn these English poems for children!

Aнглийский язык 1- 2 класс. Стихи с переводом

Английский маленький стишок поможет Вам заинтересовать малыша и пробудить в нем интерес к иностранному языку с малых лет. Следующие простые стихотворения подойдут даже тем, кто совсем недавно стал учить английский.

Olya has a pencil,

Olya has a pen,

She draws with a pencil,

She writes with a pen.

У Оли есть карандаш,

У Оли есть ручка,

Она рисует карандашом,

Она пишет ручкой.


Where’s my little hare?

Look! Under the chair.

Where’s my little fox?

Look! In the box.

Где мой маленький заяц?

Посмотри! Под стулом.

Где моя маленькая лиса?

Посмотри! В коробке.


The bear is white.

The bird is blue.

The dog is black.

The puppy is, too.

Медведь белый.

Птица синяя.

Собака черная.

И щенок тоже.


Mind the clock

And keep the rule:

Always come in time to school

Следите за временем

И возьмите за правило:

Всегда приходить вовремя в школу.


Under the Sky

Here I lie

Under the sky

Green trees above me.

Nature and I.

Под небом

Здесь я лежу

Под небом

Зеленые деревья надо мной.

Природа и я.

 Aнглийский язык 3 класс. Стихи с переводом

Английские стихи для 3 класса немного сложнее предыдущих, однако они просто запоминаются и помогут ребенку освоить несколько новых лексических тем. Например, следующее стихотворение поможет в  обучении счету.


One, eat your bun!

Two, look at the kangaroo!

Three, look at the bee!

Four, open the door!

Five, take the knife!

Six, take the sticks!

Seven, count to eleven!

Eight, stop and wait!

Nine, you are fine! 

Ten, say it all again!

Eleven and twelve, we are very well!

Один, съешьте свою булочку!

Два, посмотрите на кенгуру!

Три, посмотрите на пчелу!

Четыре, откройте дверь!

Пять, возьмите нож!

Шесть, возьмите палки!

Семь, посчитайте до одиннадцати!

Восемь, остановитесь и ждите!

Девять, Вы в порядке! 

Десять, повторите все это!

Одиннадцать и двенадцать, нам очень хорошо!


А это стихотворение поможет вспомнить названия предметов одежды:

Let’s go on a trip!

Let’s pack our bag!

Take your trainers,

Take your shoes.

Let’s go!

Take your skirt and take your shirt.

Let’s go!

Take your dress! Off we go!

Oh, what a mess!

Oh, no!

Давай пойдем на прогулку!

Давай упакуем нашу сумку!

Возьми свои кроссовки,

Возьми свои туфли.


Возьми свою юбку и возьми свою рубашку.


Возьми свое платье! Мы уже уходим!

О, какой беспорядок!

О, нет!


Следующие два стихотворения прекрасно подойдут для закрепления простого будущего времени (Future Simple).

I will be a lion,

And you will be a bear,

I will run after you,

And you will hide under the chair.

Я буду львом,

А ты будешь медведем,

Я буду бежать за тобой,

И ты спрячешься под стулом.


I will make a little cake.

He and she will make some tea.

Mum will make another cake.

For you and them and me!

Я сделаю маленький пирог.

Он и она сделают немного чая.

Мама сделает еще пирог.

Для Вас, и для них, и для меня!

Короткие английские стишки помогут ребенку сделать первые шаги в изучении языка. Это были стихи на английском 3 класс. Идем дальше.

Английский язык 4 класс. Стихи с переводом.

В 4 классе лексический запас уже позволяет ребенку учить более сложные стихотворения на английском языке.


The Lazy Son

The sun is shining, the day is fine,

But Johny, the lazy son of mine,

Is still in bed and it’s half past nine.

Ленивый сын

Солнце светит, день прекрасен,

Но Джони, ленивый мой сын,

Все еще в постели, a уже половина десятого.


I want a tree

For shade and rest,

I want a tree

Where birds can nest.

So I planted

A green tree

For shade and rest,

For you and me.

Я хочу дерево

Для тени и отдыха,

Я хочу дерево,

Где птицы могут гнездиться.

Итак, я посадил зеленое дерево

Для тени и отдыха,

Для Вас и меня.


Следующее стихотворение поможет закрепить названия цветов в английском языке.

What is red?

Asks little Fred.

His brother says,

The rose is red.

What is white?

My kite is white.

Do you see my little kite?

What is grey?

Now, can you say?

Yes, I can.

The mouse is grey.

What is black?

My cat is black. ‘

It goes out

And comes back.

Что красное?

Спрашивает маленький Фред.

Его брат говорит,

Роза красная.

Что белое?

Мой бумажный змей белый.

Вы видите моего маленького бумажного змея?

Что серое?

Теперь, Вы можете сказать?

Да, я могу.

Мышь серая.

Что черное?

Моя кошка черная.’

Она уходит и возвращается.

Это были английские стихи для 4 класса

Английский язык 5 класс. Стихи с переводом.



Juicy apples, brown and red,

Are good for your teeth, my dentist said.

 So after meals I take a bite

To keep my teeth both strong and white.


Сочные яблоки, коричневые и красные,

Хороши для Ваших зубов, сказал мой дантист.

Таким образом, после еды я ем яблоко,

Которое делает мои зубы и сильными, и белыми.


Несколько следующих стихотворений на английском – про природу.

The Most Pleasant Tree

From the very top of the tallest tree

A little breeze called down to me:

“Come up here and you will see

 the things that are most pleasant to me.

Самое приятное дерево

С самой верхушки самого высокого дерева

Маленький ветерок позвал меня:

 “Подойди сюда, и ты увидишь

 то, что наиболее приятно мне.


How soon do the streams softly flow?

When do the first flowers gently blow?

Where do the strong winds suddenly go?

Why do the plants slowly grow?

I don’t know.

But the wind is blowing lightly.

The sun is shining brightly.

High up in the tree

A bird sings merrily.

And the streams will flow,

Flowers will blow

Winds will go,

Grasses will grow, even if I don’t know

Как скоро ручьи нежно зажурчат?

Когда первые цветы нежно зацветут?

Куда сильные ветры внезапно уйдут?

Почему растения медленно растут?

Я не знаю.

Но ветер дует нежно.

Солнце светит ярко.

Высоко на дереве

Птица поет весело.

И потоки будут течь,

Цветы будут цвести,

Ветры уйдут,

Травы вырастут, даже если я не буду знать


Следующие стихотворения про осень и про школу.

Autumn Comes

I see the birds are flying south

And the days are grey and cool.

Do the birds look down and see

That I am going to school?

Осень наступает

Я вижу, что птицы летят на юг

 И дни серые и прохладные.

 Смотрят ли птицы вниз на меня и видят ли

 То, что я иду в школу?


Fred comes from school one winter day

 As clever as can be,

And wants to show to all around

 How smart a boy is he.

And so at dinner he begins:

“Papa, you think you see

There are two chickens on that dish,

But  now I’ll prove that there are three:

First, this is one and that is two,

As plain as plain can be.

I add the one into the two,

And two and one make three!”

“Just so,” answers his Papa,

“If what you say is three,

I will take one, Mamma takes one,

The third we’ll leave for you.”

Фред приходит co школы одним зимним днем

Настолько умным, насколько может быть,

И хочет показать всем вокруг

Насколько он умный мальчик.

И так на ужине он начинает:

“Папа, ты думаешь, что видишь

Два цыпленка на блюде,

Но теперь я докажу, что их три:

Во-первых, это один, а это второй,

Это очень просто.

Я добавляю один к  двум,

Один и два – это три!”

“Именно так” отвечает его Папа,

“Если ты говоришь, что цыплят три,

Я возьму одного, мама берет одного,

Третий же достанется тебе.


It’s not always easy to keep yourself busy.

The homework is done, it’s fun!

The book is read and is given to Fred.

The cat is fed, but why is it sad?

The dishes are washed,

All films are watched.

It’s not always easy to keep yourself busy.

Не всегда легко найти, чем себя занять.

Домашняя работа сделана, замечательно!

Книга прочитана и отдана Фреду.

Кошка покормлена, но почему так грустно?

Посуда помыта,

Все фильмы просмотрены.

Не всегда легко найти, чем себя занять.


Английские стихи про праздники принято учить по случаю приближения этих самых праздников. Следующее красивое стихотворение – про Рождество.

Shopping, shopping, Christmas shopping.

Mums are hurrying — running, hopping.

Presents, boxes everywhere,

Cards and crackers, teddy-bears,

Lots of useless pretty things:

Candles, tinsel, golden rings,

I’ve been doing shopping too.

Look at me: you’ll see it’s true:

Messy clothes and messy hair —

Christmas, Christmas everywhere

Покупки, покупки, рождественские покупки.

Мамы спешат — бегут, прыгают.

Подарки, коробки везде,

открытки и хлопушки, плюшевые медвежата,

Много бесполезных симпатичных вещей:

Свечи, мишура, золотые кольца,

Я также ходил по магазинам.

Посмотрите на меня: Вы увидите, что это правда:

Неопрятная одежда и взъерошенные волосы —

Рождество, Рождество везде.

Это были стихи на английском 5 класс.

Стихи на английском 6 класс. Стихи с переводом.


Стихи о выборе профессии на английском.

When I think of what I will be,

 It is something that puzzles me.

 When I am a grown man,

Shall I drive a lorry or a van?

Shall I be an electrician,

And fix everybody’s television?

When I think of what I’ll be,

It is something that puzzles me.

Когда я задумываюсь, кем я стану,

 Это озадачивает меня.

Когда я буду взрослым,

Буду ли я водить грузовик или фургон?

Буду ли я электриком,

Буду ли чинить телевизоры?

 Когда я задумываюсь, кем я стану,

 Это озадачивает меня.


I want to be an actor, Dad. I want to go on stage.

You should be a banker, Tom, and earn a decent wage.

I want to be a barber, Dad. I want to do people’s hair.

You should be a pilot Tom, and work for British Air.

I want to be a clown, Dad. I think I am very funny.

You should be a driver, Tom, and earn a lot of money.

I want to be a barman, Dad, so I can drink a lot of beer!

A barman! You are joking, Tom. That isn’t a career!

I want to go into politics, Dad, and put the country right.

I think that’s an excellent idea.

Let’s tell your mother tonight.

Я хочу быть актером, папа. Я хочу выходить на сцену.

Ты должен стать банкиром, Том, и заработать достойную заработную плату.

Я хочу быть парикмахером, папой. Я хочу делать людям прически.

Ты должен стать пилотом, Том, и работать на Британские авиалинии.

Я хочу быть клоуном, папой. Я думаю, что я очень забавен.

Ты должен стать водителем, Том, и заработать много денег.

Я хочу быть барменом, папа, таким образом, я смогу выпить много пива!

Бармен! Ты шутишь, Том. Это не карьера!

Я хочу пойти в политику, папу, и исправить страну.

Я думаю, что это — превосходная идея.

Давай скажем твоей маме сегодня вечером.              


Стихи на английском про Лондон.

Sightseeing in London.

Forty cameras clicking, clicking,

Stamps on twenty postcards sticking.

Doing London in a day,

Seeing all and then away.

First the Thames and then the Tower.

Lots of time — another hour!

Знакомство с достопримечательностями Лондона.

Сорок фотоаппаратов снимают, снимают,

Марки на двадцать открыток клеят, клеят.

Познакомиться с  Лондоном за день,

Увидеть все и затем уехать.

Сначала Темза, а и затем Тауэр.

 Много времени — еще один час!


Buckingham Palace

See the tourists running hard

To watch the Changing of the Guard

At Buckingham Palace stop and wait,

To see the Queen drive through the gate.

But Londoners know:

There’s no use crying.

She is not at home,

When the flag is not flying.

Букингемский дворец

Посмотрите, туристы торопятся,

Чтобы увидеть смену караула

Возле Букингемского дворца останавливаются и ждут,

Чтобы увидеть  королеву, въезжающую во врата.

Но лондонцы знают,

Нет смысла кричать.

Она не дома,

Когда флаг не поднят.


Trafalgar Square

Who is that man right up there

Standing high in Trafalgar Square?

That’s Lord Nelson looking out to sea.

To see the sea? Oh, goodness me.

Трафальгарская площадь

Кто тот человек вон там вверху,

Стоящий высоко на Трафальгарской площади?

Это – лорда Нельсон, наблюдающий за морем.

Он видит море? О, Боже мой!



Picadilly is full of light;

On the left and on the right

Snack-bars, theatres, jazz and pop,

Hurry, hurry, never stop.


Пикадили полна света;

Слева и справа

Закусочные, театры, джаз и поп,

Торопись, торопись, никогда не останавливайся!


Big Ben

Listen, oh, that’s Big Ben,

It can’t be true! Already ten!

 Twenty postcards still to write,

And we leave London at twelve tonight.


Послушайте, о, это — Биг-Бен,

Не может быть! Уже десять!

Нужно подписать еще двадцать открыток,

А мы уезжаем из Лондона в двенадцать сегодня вечером.


И в завершение – прекрасное стихотворение о весне.

The bells of spring are ringing,

Are ringing loud and gay.

To hills and forests they are bringing

Sweet melody today.

The bells of spring are ringing,

Are ringing far and wide.

 Nice days they are bringing

To people and the countryside.

Колокола весны звонят,

Звонят громко и весело.

Холмам и лесам они приносят

Сегодня сладкую мелодию.

Колокола весны звонят,

Звонят повсюду.

Хорошие дни они приносят

Людям и сельской местности.

Стихи на английском для школьников можно использовать для пополнения лексического запаса, развития памяти и просто для разнообразия учебной деятельности. Надеюсь, Вам были полезны эти детские стихи на английском.

English poems for children – one of the best ways of learning the language.

Детям также нравятся английские сказки:

  • Chicken-licken.

И, вероятно, Вам не помешают следующие упражнения:

  • Упражнения на глагол to be
  • Present Simple: упражнения с ответами.

Понравилось? Сохраните на будущее и поделитесь с друзьями!

Come, and I will show you what is beautiful. It is a rose fully blown. See how she sits upon her mossy stem, the queen of flowers. Her leaves glow like fire. The air is filled with her sweet odor. She is the delight of every eye.

But there is one fairer than the rose. He that made the rose is more beautiful than the rose. He is altogether lovely. He is the delight of every heart.

I will show you what is strong. The lion is strong. When he raiseth himself up from his lair, when he shaketh his mane, when the voice of his roaring is heard, the cattle of the field fly, and the wild beasts of the desert hide themselves; for he is terrible.

But He who made the lion is stronger than the lion. He can do all things. He gave us life, and in a moment can take it away, and no one can save us from his hand.

I will show you what is glorious. The sun is glorious. When he shineth in the clear sky, when he sitteth on his throne in the heavens, and looketh abroad over the earth, he is the most glorious and excellent object the eye can behold.

But He who made the sun is more glorious than the sun. The eye cannot look on his dazzling brightness. He seeth all dark places, by night as well as by day. The light of his countenance is over all the world.

This great Being is God. He made all things, but He is more excellent than all that He has made. He is the Creator, they are the creatures. They may be beautiful, but He is Beauty. They may be strong, but He is Strength. They may be perfect, but He is Perfection.

There is a book, who runs may read,
Which heavenly truth imparts,
And all the lore its scholars need—
Pure eyes and loving hearts.

The works of God, above, below,
Within us, and around,
Are pages in that book, to show
How God himself is found.

The glorious sky, embracing all,
Is like the Father’s love;
Wherewith encompassed, great and small
In peace and order move.

Thou who hast given me eyes to see
And love this sight so fair,
Give me a heart to find out Thee
And read Thee everywhere.

Published: October 2017

Poems For Middle School Students In Grades 6-8

Middle school can be a stressful time in life to navigate, but poetry can be a great outlet. These poems convey important life lessons, such as determination and self-acceptance. They can also be used to teach poetic structures and literary devices such as descriptive language and symbolism. Many of these poems have been written by famous poets such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and Langston Hughes.

34 Poems For Middle School Students In Grades 6-8

  1. If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking

    Famous Poem

    This poem is by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886). Like all the rest of her poems, the poem does not have a title and is called by the first line of the poem. Dickinson had the gift of saying a tremendous amount in a few perfectly succinct words. The poem’s message is simple and self-explanatory. If I can ease the burden of a fellow living creature, «I shall not live in vain.»

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    If I can stop one heart from breaking,
    I shall not live in vain;
    If I can ease one life the aching,
    Or cool one pain,


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  2. See It Through

    • By Edgar A. Guest

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    Many of the poems by Edgar Guest (1881-1959) are encouraging and share important life lessons. In this poem, he shares powerful advice about standing strong in the face of trials and dark days. The poetic technique of repetition is used at the end of each stanza with the line, “See it through.” That brings the reader’s attention to the themes of courage and perseverance.

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    When you’re up against a trouble,
    Meet it squarely, face to face;
    Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
    Plant your feet and take a brace.


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  3. The Road Not Taken

    • By Robert Frost

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    This poem by Robert Frost (1874-1963) is probably one of the most famous and celebrated American poems. The poem depicts the agony of a decision making and the rewards of forging your own path. The subject of the poem is faced with a decision of taking the «safe» route that others have taken before or breaking new ground. He says that he took the «road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.» He finds that making original and independent choices makes life rewarding.
    The Road Not Taken has four stanzas of five lines. The rhyme scheme is ABAAB.

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    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could


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  4. Nothing Gold Can Stay

    • By Robert Frost

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    Robert Frost is one of the most famous poets from the 1900s. He never earned a formal college degree, but he did receive honorary degrees from more than 40 colleges and universities. This famous poem shows that everything in life is cyclical and that the beauty in nature only lasts for a short period of time. Even though life ends, there is new life waiting to come forth.

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    Nature’s first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf’s a flower;
    But only so an hour.


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  5. Mother To Son

    • By Langston Hughes

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    Langston Hughes was a prominent writer during the Harlem Renaissance. In this poem, a mother uses the metaphor of life being like a staircase to give advice to her son. While there are difficult times, you must keep moving like you would while walking up a staircase.

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    Well, son, I’ll tell you:
    Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
    It’s had tacks in it,
    And splinters,


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  6. A Friend’s Greeting

    • By Edgar A. Guest

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    Having a close friend is an incredible blessing. It means having someone who’s always there to listen and encourage. In this famous poem by Edgar Guest (1881-1959), he shares of all the great friendship qualities he’d like to return to someone who has displayed them to him. This poem is made up of octaves (eight-line stanzas). It also has a strong sense of structure since most of the stanzas begin with “I’d like to…”

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    I’d like to be the sort of friend
    that you have been to me;
    I’d like to be the help that you’ve been
    always glad to be;


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  7. Be The Best Of Whatever You Are

    • By Douglas Malloch

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    In this poem, Douglas Malloch (1877-1938) shares an encouraging message for readers of all ages. Although we don’t all hold prestigious jobs, we can all be the best at who we are. Our position in life doesn’t make us more or less valuable. The beauty of this world is shown when each person does what he has been called to do and does it with great pride. When we measure our success by the standards of this world, many of us will feel as though we’ve fallen short. Douglas Malloch reminds us that success is measured by being the best at whoever you are. Like many, he came from humble roots, but he used his gift of writing to touch the lives of many people.

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    If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill,
    Be a scrub in the valley — but be
    The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
    Be a bush if you can’t be a tree.


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  8. Winter Morning Poem

    • By Ogden Nash

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    This famous poem by Ogden Nash uses descriptive language to show the beauty of snow. Winter is unlike any other season where snow blankets everything it touches. It transforms the land into a magical experience. Ogden Nash (1902-1971) was well-known and appreciated during his lifetime.

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    Winter is the king of showmen,
    Turning tree stumps into snow men
    And houses into birthday cakes
    And spreading sugar over lakes.


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  9. Listen To The MUSTN’TS

    • By Shel Silverstein

    Famous Poem

    Although Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) wrote poetry for young children, adults can glean many lessons from his pieces. This poem is filled with lessons on dreaming and persevering. Don’t allow others to get you down, because in the end, anything is possible.

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    Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child,
    Listen to the DON’TS
    Listen to the SHOULDN’TS


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  10. Only A Dad

    • By Edgar A. Guest

    Famous Poem

    Edgar Guest (1881-1959) was a prolific poet who wrote many encouraging messages about everyday life. This poem captures the essence of a man who loves his family so much to sacrifice for them day in and day out. While he doesn’t have much, he works hard for his family and shows self-control and determination when things don’t go his way. This poem uses rhyming couplets and the repetition of “only a dad” to create a well-structured piece.

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    Only a dad, with a tired face,
    Coming home from the daily race,
    Bringing little of gold or fame,
    To show how well he has played the game,


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  11. The Brook

    • By Alfred Tennyson

    Famous Poem

    The Industrial Revolution took place in Great Britain during the late 1700s and early 1800s. As cities grew, living conditions deteriorated for the poor and working class. Factories and mass production were beneficial for some but not everyone. This poem stands in contrast of new manufacturing processes of that time period by focusing on nature. The narrator in this poem, the brook, is personified. The brook shows persistence by continuing to flow, no matter what obstacles get in its way. The repeated lines, “For men may come and men may go, but I go on for ever,” showcase that. Famous poet Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) was named Poet Laureate in Great Britain and Ireland.

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    I come from haunts of coot and hern,
    I make a sudden sally
    And sparkle out among the fern,
    To bicker down a valley.


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  12. The Raven

    • By Edgar Allan Poe

    Famous Poem

    One of the most famous poems ever written, «The Raven» by Edgar Allan Poe is a delightfully spooky, dark poem. What makes this poem so remarkable? There is a certain romance in darkness and melancholy. There is something mysterious about that which is hidden and unknown. Dark poems seek to romanticize sadness and depression. There is much room for creativity in this genre.

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    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.


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  13. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

    • By Dylan Thomas

    Famous Poem

    This very famous poem, a villanelle, by Dylan Thomas was written as Thomas’ father lay on his deathbed. The message that Thomas was conveying to his father was his passionate desire that his father not take death «lying down.» He is expressing the feeling that so many have felt as they watched a close friend, parent, or lover slip away. The message to his father is, «Don’t Go! Fight! Death is an injustice! Show your passion for life, by not going gentle into that «good» night.»

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    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


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  14. Still Here

    • By Langston Hughes

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    Langston Hughes (1902-1967) had a lonely childhood, but he was raised by his grandmother who had a love of literature, so Hughes turned to books during those lonely years. This poem shows that even through the hardships of life, it’s possible to keep pushing forward. In this poem, Langston Hughes does not follow the rules of grammar, but that adds to the frazzled feel of the poem’s content.

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    I been scarred and battered.
    My hopes the wind done scattered.
    Snow has friz me,
    Sun has baked me,


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  15. Underface

    • By Shel Silverstein

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    Children, teenagers, and adults as well, can all identify with the message of this poem for children from Shel Silverstein published in his book, «Every Thing On It.» Sometimes we all feel like no one really truly knows us, as if we are wearing a mask and our true self is hidden from all underneath our face.

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    Underneath my outside face
    There’s a face that none can see.
    A little less smiley,
    A little less sure,


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  16. The Cremation Of Sam McGee

    • By Robert W. Service

    Famous Poem

    Service was inspired to write this dark and spooky narrative poem by the stories he heard from the people of the Yukon. The poem was published in his book, Songs of a Sourdough in 1907. «The Cremation of Sam McGee» has turned out to be one of Service’s most famous poems.

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    There are strange things done in the midnight sun
    By the men who moil for gold;
    The Arctic trails have their secret tales
    That would make your blood run cold;


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  17. Lester

    • By Shel Silverstein

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    Shel Silverstein (1930-1999) is one of the most well-known children’s poets. His poems are fun and humorous, but many of them also include a lesson. This poem teaches a lesson about greed. The subject of this poem is given a magic wish, and he continues to wish for more wishes. His selfishness continues throughout his life until he finds that he has not used any wishes. He misses out on everything in life because he’s so concerned about getting more and more.

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    Lester was given a magic wish
    By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
    And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
    So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.


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  18. The Laughing Heart

    • By Charles Bukowski

    Famous Poem

    «The Laughing Heart» by Charles Bukowski is a poem that celebrates the power and agency of individual lives. The poem urges readers to embrace their own lives and resist conforming to societal pressures that seek to diminish their spirits. It encourages vigilance and awareness, reminding readers to be open to opportunities and moments of light, even if they may seem small. The poem emphasizes the possibility of finding joy and triumph in life, even in the face of mortality. The poet employs repetition, concise language, and a conversational tone to convey his message effectively. The use of rhetorical questions, such as «Know them. Take them,» engages the reader and invites introspection. Through these poetic techniques, Bukowski encourages readers to recognize their own worth and live their lives to the fullest.

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    Your life is your life
    Don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
    Be on the watch.
    There are ways out.


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  19. It Might Have Been

    • By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    Famous Poem

    Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) uses this poem to show that people have the power to make their own destiny. Most of the stanzas start with “We will (be/do/climb),” which brings attention to the belief that we will each become what we set out to become. This poem is made up of quatrains (four-line stanzas) that follow the ABAB rhyme scheme. Although Ella Wheeler Wilcox was born to poor family and received many rejection letters for her poetry, she remained optimistic and kept working hard for what she wanted.

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    We will be what we could be. Do not say,
    «It might have been, had not or that, or this.»
    No fate can keep us from the chosen way;
    He only might who is.


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  20. The Fisherman

    • By Abbie Farwell Brown

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    Abbie Farwell Brown was an American author who lived from 1871-1927. She lived in the same house her entire life, experiencing many traditions in her New England community. Brown describes the life of a fisherman in this poem, showing how one’s profession becomes such a large part of a person’s life. The Rhyme Scheme is ABCB.

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    The fisherman goes out at dawn
    When every one’s abed,
    And from the bottom of the sea
    Draws up his daily bread.


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Children are surrounded by poetry every day without ever realizing it, thanks to nursery rhymes, storybooks, singalongs and short poems for children.

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These poems for children are simple enough for your youngster to recite along with you while they explore the depths of their imagination.

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Famous Short Poems for Children

First of all, let us take a look at some famous short poems for kids. These poems have been written by some of the very famous English poets.

1. The Rainbow

       by Christina Rossetti

Boats sail on the rivers,
And ships sail on the seas;
But clouds that sail across the sky
Are prettier far than these.

There are bridges on the rivers,
As pretty as you please;
But the bow that bridges heaven,
And overtops the trees,
And builds a road from earth to sky,
Is prettier far than these.

2. Morning Prayer

       by Ogden Nash

Now another day is breaking,
Sleep was sweet and so is waking.
Dear Lord, I promised you last night
Never again to sulk or fight.
Such vows are easier to keep
When a child is sound asleep.
Today, O Lord, for your dear sake,
I’ll try to keep them when awake.

3. Snowy Sunday

       by Khushi

The world is spinning
round and round
while snowflakes are falling,
bound for the ground.

Children wait for their parents
and show they can obey.
There’s the great Hooray
as they sleigh.

They come back inside,
their faces so red.
Quickly they’ve spied
the hot chocolate ahead.

4. I Love My Brother

       by Imogen Kate Hindson

My brother is sweet,
My brother is nice,

When I am upset,
I come for advice.

He teaches me new stuff
Almost all the time,

And I think that
Is really, really kind.

I love my brother,
And he loves me.

Now that’s the way
It’s meant to be.

5. What Is Pink?

       by Christina Rossetti

What is pink? A rose is pink
By the fountain’s brink.
What is red? A poppy’s red
In its barley bed.
What is blue? the sky is blue
Where the clouds float through.
What is white? A swan is white
Sailing in the light.
What is yellow? Pears are yellow,
Rich and ripe and mellow.
What is green? the grass is green,
With small flowers between.
What is violet? Clouds are violet
In the summer twilight.
What is orange? Why, an orange,
Just an orange!

6. Won’t You?

       by Shel Silverstein

Barbara’s eyes are blue as azure,
But she is in love with Freddy.
Karen’s sweet, but Harry has her.
Gentle Jane is going steady.
Carol hates me. So does May.
Abigail will not be mine.
Nancy lives too far away…
Won’t you be my Valentine?

7. Peace and Quiet

       by Nadya Phillips

Peace is…
When you are outside on a nice warm day
With a cold glass of yellow lemonade.
Slurp, slurp, slurp.
Feeling the warm sun on my back,
Rubbing my hands through the wet green grass,
Listening to the birds singing a distance away.
Now that’s Peace!

8. Splishy, Sploshy Mud

       by Ava F. Kent

Playing in the Mud
Splishy, sploshy mud
is the best type of crud!
You can make pies,
you can make mountains,
you can make giant skies,
just with splishy, sploshy mud!

9. Theme in Yellow

       by Carl Sandburg

I spot the hills
With yellow balls in autumn.
I light the prairie cornfields
Orange and tawny gold clusters
And I am called pumpkins.
On the last of October
When dusk is fallen
Children join hands
And circle round me
Singing ghost songs
And love to the harvest moon;
I am a jack-o’-lantern
With terrible teeth
And the children know
I am fooling.

10. My Little Nephew

       by Estela O. Canama

Whenever I see your sweetest smile,
My pain and sorrow are gone for a while.

Whenever I get mad because you’re so unruly,
You’ll just hug me and say, “I’m sorry!”

You’ve got a lot of questions.
You have some wonderful visions!

My little nephew, let your imagination soar;
Let your spirit travel afar…

Spread your wings of generosity;
Open your heart to the wretched and needy!

And you’ll discover the rainbow
Of hope that’s within you…

11. What Love Is

       by Alyshia R. Thomas

True treasure is not found on ships, in chests of silver and gold.
True treasure is not ruby rings or jewels from long ago.
You don’t need a treasure map to find chests beneath the sea.
True treasure is simply the love and joy found in you and me!

12. Mountains

       by Riya Shrivastava

Majestic Peaks
Emerges above the land into their peak.
It is the sky they constantly seek.

From the far distance, we won’t notice their height.
A view from the top is a spectacular sight.

Closely positioned to form a range.
Human eyes won’t notice the change.

Not a prisoner to the immediate time,
Challenges many, unforgiving climb.

So much more beyond their beauty.
Sheltering species, that’s their duty.

Mountains are members of the nature we know,
And at the top they often have snow.

13. Spring

       by David Feng

Beautiful fresh purple flowers on a hill
Slowly moving water mill
Clumps of wet frost on the ground
Life is all around
Soft grasses pop out
Flowers sprout
Chirping birds in the woods
Weather is good
Melting mountain has begun
Frosty snow quickly runs
Bright, shiny sky is clear
Sweet, fresh, crispy smell fills the air

14. Ode to A Zebra

       by Robynne Meulemans

I’m a stunning display of black and white,
Contrasting stripes to captivate sight.

My mane stands up straight and proud.
Every visual detail about me is loud.

Black with white stripes is what they say.
This matters not; I’m beautiful either way.

Never domesticated; no, not me.
I’m a zebra and I need to roam free.

15. I’d Love to Be A Fairy’s Child

       by Robert Graves

Children born of fairy stock
Never need for shirt or frock,
Never want for food or fire,
Always get their heart’s desire:
Jingle pockets full of gold,
Marry when they’re seven years old.
Every fairy child may keep
Two strong ponies and ten sheep;
All have houses, each his own,
Built of brick or granite stone;
They live on cherries, they run wild–
I’d love to be a Fairy’s child.

Easy Short Poems for Children

Easy poems for kids assist your youngster comprehend pitch, tone, loudness, and voice while also developing phonemic abilities. Below are some well-known short poems for children.

1. Underface

       by Shel Silverstein

Underneath my outside face
There’s a face that none can see.
A little less smiley,
A little less sure,
But a whole lot more like me

2. Listen to the Mustn’ts

       by Shel Silverstein

Listen to the Mustn’ts, child,
Listen to the Don’ts
Listen to the Shouldn’ts
The Impossibles, the Wont’s
Listen to the Never Haves
Then listen close to me-
Anything can happen, child,
Anything can be

3. Lord, I Pray Each and Every Day

       by Tilly Baley

There is a lot of hurt in our world.
Prayer for A Hurting World
Lord, I pray
Each and every day
For those who suffer from
Grief and pain.

Those who don’t know you
And do wrong things
Those who lie, steal, and kill.
Lord, I pray each and every day.

Lord, I pray
Each and every day
For the homeless and starving,
Those whose parents abuse them
And their skin looks like a carving.

Lord, I pray
Each and every day.
Help all these people.
Cleanse their hearts and
Let them start over with a new start.

4. Light at Night

       by Mohammad Malik

I walk around the streets at night.
I look around and see the light,
The light that gives me hope
To find my way back home.

I walk under the moonlight
That shines out of the light.
I was surrounded by the mysterious dark
And couldn’t hear the dogs bark.

I follow the moonlight
That shines bright,
The light that gives me hope
To find my way back home.

5. Let’s Preserve Our Nature

       by Arjun

Stopping Pollution
The sun is shining,
The sky is blue,
The birds are flying,
And the breeze is so cool.

Mother Nature is trying her best
To give nothing but beautifulness,
But what do we do?
Make her a mess.

Let’s make her the best
By polluting less and less,
And preserve her green dress
For our kids and the rest.

6. Now We Are Six

       by A. A. Milne

When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five,
I was just alive.
But now I am Six,
I’m as clever as clever,
So I think I’ll be six now for ever and ever.

7. Fishing With My Grandpa

       by Dawneisha Washington

My Grandpa and I do a lot of things together,
But fishing with my Grandpa is the best ever.
I love going to the lake when the sky is all blue.
I love riding in my Grandpa’s boat, too.
The next trip to the lake I don’t want to miss.
Just being with my Grandpa is better than catching fish.

8. Wind on the Hill

       by A. A. Milne

No one can tell me,
Nobody knows,
Where the wind comes from,
Where the wind goes.

It’s flying from somewhere
As fast as it can,
I couldn’t keep up with it,
Not if I ran.

But if I stopped holding
The string of my kite,
It would blow with the wind
For a day and a night.

And then when I found it,
Wherever it blew,
I should know that the wind
Had been going there too.

So then I could tell them
Where the wind goes…
But where the wind comes from
Nobody knows.

9. My Best Friend

       by Abby Jenkins

Black and white
Thick and furry
Fast as the wind
Always in a hurry
Couple of spots
Rub my ears
Always comes when his name he hears
Loves his ball; it’s his favorite thing
What’s most fun for him? Everything!
Great big tongue that licks my face
Has a crate, his very own space
Big brown eyes like moon pies
He’s my friend till the very end!

10. Winter

       by Olivia Kooker

If winter were a person, she would be a girl with frosty hair.
Winter would wear snow pants, snow boots, gloves, a hat, and scarf.
Winter would smell like hot chocolate and peanut butter and Hershey Kiss cookies baking in the oven.
Winter would spend the day eating cookies and drinking hot cocoa by a lake.
Winter would spend the night by sitting in the snow waiting for morning so children could come out to play.

11. Halfway Down

       by A. A. Milne

Halfway down the stairs
Is a stair
Where I sit.
There isn’t any
Other stair
Quite like
I’m not at the bottom,
I’m not at the top;
So this is the stair
I always

Halfway up the stairs
Isn’t up
And isn’t down.
It isn’t in the nursery,
It isn’t in the town.
And all sorts of funny thoughts
Run round my head.
It isn’t really
It’s somewhere else

12. Friends

       by Abbie Farwell Brown

How good to lie a little while
And look up through the tree!
The Sky is like a kind big smile
Bent sweetly over me.

The Sunshine flickers through the lace
Of leaves above my head,
And kisses me upon the face
Like Mother, before bed.

The Wind comes stealing o’er the grass
To whisper pretty things;
And though I cannot see him pass,
I feel his careful wings.

So many gentle Friends are near
Whom one can scarcely see,
A child should never feel a fear,
Wherever he may be.

13. Bed in Summer

       by Robert Louis Stevenson

In Winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle light.
In Summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?

14. The Swing

       by Robert Louis Stevenson

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside–

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown–
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

15. A Lifelong Companion

       by Joydip Dutt

Have you ever chased the setting sun,
just to have fun?

Have you ever gazed at moon and stared,
simply to admire?

Have you ever looked at canopy of leaves,
imagining them as sieves?

Have you ever noticed how the rain
glistens the golden grain?

Have you ever sung to a flower,
forgetting the passing hour?

Have you ever searched nature
for a hidden treasure?

Let’s make environment a lifelong companion –
Like a true friend, it will never abandon.

Funny Short Poems for Children

Funny poems are all about thrilling wordplay that will make your youngster laugh. They have no moral teachings and are merely intended to convey enjoyment. Here are some fun short poems for kids.

1. Jack

       by Jane Yolen

Jack was quite nimble,
Jack was quite quick,
Jack gave the beanstalk
A mighty big kick.

Down came the giant—
Bottoms up in a crater,
Thus ending it all.

2. The Vulture

       by Hilaire Belloc

The Vulture eats between his meals,
And that’s the reason why
He very, very, rarely feels
As well as you and I.

His eye is dull, his head is bald,
His neck is growing thinner.
Oh! what a lesson for us all
To only eat at dinner!

3. Tom Tigercat

       by J. Patrick Lewis

Tom Tigercat is noted
for his manners and his wit.
He wouldn’t think of lion,
No, he doesn’t cheetah bit.

Tom never pretended
to be something that he’s not.
I guess that’s why we like him
and why he likes ocelot.

4. Porcupines

       by Marilyn Singer

Hugging you takes some practice.
So I’ll start out with a cactus.

5. Herbert Hilbert Hubert Snod

       by Denise Rodgers

Herbert Hilbert Hubert Snod
was known for eating all things odd.
The thing that bothered me the most
has he spread toothpaste on his toast?

“It’s springtime fresh, so cool and minty.”
His smiling eyes were bright and squinty.
On baked potatoes, he would slather
one half can of shave cream lather.

I don’t know how his tum could cope
as he ingested cubes of soap.
At times his food choice made a scene;
at least he kept his innards clean.

6. Mosquitoes

       by Katherine Hauth

with needle-noses
sucking blood
from elbows, cheeks, and chin

why were you not
designed to thrive
on brine, on swine,
or likewise-spiny


7. Room With A View

       by Stephen Swinburne

I live in a room by the sea,
where the view is great and the food is free.
Some of the tenants come and go.
Some I eat, if they’re too slow.

One end of me is firmly locked.
The other end just gently rocks.
I live in a room by the sea.
It’s perfect for an anemone.

8. Little Boy Blue

       by Darren Sardelli

Please cover your nose
You sneezed on Miss Muffet
and ruined her clothes.
You sprayed Mother Hubbard
and now she is sick.
You put out the fire
on Jack’s candle stick.
Your sneeze is the reason
why Humpty fell down.
You drenched Yankee Doodle
when he came to town.
The blind mice are angry!
The sheep are upset!
From now on, use a tissue
so no one gets wet!

9. Daddy Fell into the Pond

       by Alfred Noyes

Everyone grumbled. the sky was grey.
We had nothing to do and nothing to say.
We were nearing the end of a dismal day,
And then there seemed to be nothing beyond,
Then Daddy fell into the pond!

And everyone’s face grew merry and bright,
And Timothy danced for sheer delight.
“Give me the camera, quick, oh quick!
He’s crawling out of the duckweed!” Click!

Then the gardener suddenly slapped his knee,
And doubled up, shaking silently,
And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft,
And it sounded as if the old drake laughed.
Oh, there wasn’t a thing that didn’t respond
When Daddy Fell into the pond!

10. The Crocodile

       by Lewis Carroll

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale.

How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in,
With gently smiling jaws!

11. My Cat Is Fat

       by James Mcdonald

I’ve a cat named Vesters,
And he eats all day.
He always lays around,
And never wants to play.

Not even with a squeaky toy,
Nor anything that moves.
When I have him exercise,
He always disapproves.

So we’ve put him on a diet,
But now he yells all day.
And even though he’s thinner,
He still won’t come and play.

12. The Upside-Down World

       by Hamish Hendry

I know a place that holds the Sky
A place where little white clouds lie;
The edge is all green as Grass,
The middle is as smooth as Glass;

And there the round sun makes his Bed;
And there a tree stands on its Head;
Sometimes a Bird sits on that Tree;
Sometimes it sings a song to me;

And always in that shining place
I see a little smiling Face;
She nods and smiles; but all the same
The Girl down there won’t tell her name.

13. The Silliest Teacher in School

       by Darren Sardelli

Our teacher gave detention
to the fountains in the hall.
She handed extra homework
to the artwork on the wall.

We saw her point a finger
at a banner and a sign.
She said their bad behavior
was completely out of line.

The principal approached her
and said, “What is all this fuss?
I heard you tried to punish
all the tires on a bus.

“You’ve made the teachers angry
by disrupting all their classes,
so if you want to keep this job,
you have to wear your glasses!”

14. Snowball

       by Shel Silverstein

I made myself a snowball
As perfect as could be.
I thought I’d keep it as a pet
And let it sleep with me.

I made it some pajamas
And a pillow for its head.
Then last night it ran away,
But first, it wet the bed.

15. Standing on A Chair

       by Steve Hanson

I’m standing on a chair!
I’m standing on a chair!
I don’t know why Mom’s worried
I’m just standing on a chair!

You’d think she’d be freaked out
By the lion in my room
But seeing shoes on fabric
Is what makes her fume.

I bath with toxic jellyfish.
I ride a crocodile.
But if I’m on the sofa then
Her mood becomes hostile.

I often sleep with scorpions
And wrestle with a bear.
I don’t know why Mom’s worried.
I’m just standing on a chair!

16. Bee

       by Denise Rodgers

A bee comes tapping at my screen,
Buzzing, bumping, sounding mean.
Bouncing, pushing, acting wired,
With no thought of getting tired.

¨I could say, “Dear bee, what is it?
Would you like to come and visit?”
But I feel his anger’s keen.
So I’m glad I have a screen!

17. Help Wanted

       by Timothy Toucher

Santa needs new reindeer.
The first bunch has grown old.
Dasher has arthritis;
Comet hates the cold.

Prancer’s sick of staring
at Dancer’s big behind.
Cupid married Blitzen
and Donder lost his mind.

Dancer’s mad at Vixen
for stepping on his toes.
Vixen’s being thrown out—
she laughed at Rudolph’s nose.

If you are a reindeer
we hope you will apply.
There is just one tricky part:
You must know how to fly.

18. Crabby

       by Barbara Vance

I am a crab
Who walks the shore
And pinches toes all day.

If I were you
I’d wear some shoes
And not get in my way.

19. I Have A Little Frog

       by Author Unknown

I have a little frog
His name is Tiny Tim,
I put him in the bathtub,
To see if he could swim,
He drank up all the water,
And gobbled up the soap!
And when he tried to talk
He had a BUBBLE in his throat!

20. Granny

       by Spike Milligan

Through every nook and every cranny
The wind blew in on poor old Granny
Around her knees, into each ear
(And up her nose as well, I fear)

All through the night the wind grew worse
It nearly made the vicar curse
The top had fallen off the steeple
Just missing him (and other people)

It blew on man, it blew on beast
It blew on nun, it blew on priest
It blew the wig off Auntie Fanny-
But most of all, it blew on Granny!

Short Poems for Children to Recite

Short poems, which are easy to memorize and pleasant to read, are the ideal literacy boost for your youngster. Here are some simple poems for kids to memorize.

1. A Million Little Diamonds

       by Mary Frances Butts

A million little diamonds
Twinkled on the trees;
And all the little children cried,
“A jewel, if you please!”
But while they held their hands outstretched
To catch the diamonds gay,
A million little sunbeams came
And stole them all away.

2. Rabbits

       by Shannon W.

Nobody knows the rabbit’s nose,
the way it twitches,
the way it goes.
Nobody knows the rabbit’s ears,
the way it listens,
the way it hears.
Nobody knows the rabbit’s toes,
the way they hop the highs,
the way they bounce the lows.
I know the rabbit’s eyes,
the way they look,
the way they despise.

3. Friendly Cow

       by Anonymous

The friendly cow, all red and white,
I love with all my heart:
She gives me cream with all her might,
To eat with apple tart
She wanders lowing here and there,
And yet she cannot stray,
All in the pleasant open-air,
The pleasant light of day
And blown by all the winds that pass
And wet with all the showers,
She walks among the meadow grass
And eats the meadow flowers

4. Summer Fun

       by Mary E Bone

The children on the block
Are playing with chalk.
Bubbles are flying around,
Popping when they hit the ground.
Giggles and wiggles in the pool,
The kids are taking a break from school,
Staying cool.
Everyone is having fun
In the sun.

5. A Riddle

       by Christina Rossetti

There is one that has a head without an eye,
And there’s one that has an eye without a head.
You may find the answer if you try;
And when all is said,
Half the answer hangs upon a thread.

6. Good Dreams

       by Olga Matushkina

Knock, knock! Hush, hush.
Good dreams quietly march.
Like the fairies, they bring stories and tales,
And they sing their song: “Bala-boo, bala-bash.”

They dance, they jump,
They play the drum,
But when someone in a house wakes up –
The good dreams end up their fun.

They say, “Good day!” and go away.
But when we sleep, they start again,
Tell their stories, play, and march
And sing their song: “Bala-boo, bala-bash.”

7. Jovani

       by Lexie Webster

You’re my nephew, my only man.
I can walk and hold your hand.
When I see you, I see a light.
When I see you, I hold on tight.
I would hold you and hold you all day long.
I miss you, so come back and see me long.

Inspirational Short Poems for Children

Poems for kids provide a platform for teaching children lessons about the world around them as well as ideas that will serve as a basis for them as they grow up. Here are some inspirational poems for children.

1. The Mountain and the Squirrel

       by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mountain and the squirrel
Had a quarrel,
And the former called the latter
“Little prig.”
Bun replied,
“You are doubtless very big;
But all sorts of things and weather
Must be taken in together
To make up a year
And a sphere.
And I think it no disgrace
To occupy my place.
If I’m not so large as you,
You are not so small as I,
And not half so spry:
I’ll not deny you make
A very pretty squirrel track.
Talents differ; all is well and wisely put;
If I cannot carry forests on my back,
Neither can you crack a nut.”

2. Aim High to the Sky

       by James McDonald

Aim high to the sky,
In all that you do.
Because you just never know,
What it takes to be you.

Be strong and be brave,
But at the same time be kind.
And always be sure,
That you’re using your mind.

3. Don’t Give Up

       by Phoebe Cary

If you’ve tried and have not won,
Never stop for crying;
All’s that’s great and good is done
Just by patient trying.

Though young birds, in flying, fall,
Still their wings grow stronger;
And the next time they can keep
Up a little longer.

Though the sturdy oak has known
Many a blast that bowed her,
She has risen again, and grown
Loftier and prouder.

If by easy work you beat,
Who the more will prize you?
Gaining victory from defeat,—
That’s the test that tries you!

4. Us Two

       A. A. Milne

Wherever I am, there’s always Pooh,
There’s always Pooh and Me.
Whatever I do, he wants to do,
“Where are you going to-day?” says Pooh:
“Well, that’s very odd ‘Cos I was too.
Let’s go together,” says Pooh, says he.
“Let’s go together,” says Pooh.

“What’s twice eleven?” I said to Pooh.
(“Twice what?” said Pooh to Me.)
“I think it ought to be twenty-two.”
“Just what I think myself,” said Pooh.
“It wasn’t an easy sum to do,
But that’s what it is,” said Pooh, said he.
“That’s what it is,” said Pooh.

“Let’s look for dragons,” I said to Pooh.
“Yes, let’s,” said Pooh to Me.
We crossed the river and found a few —
“Yes, those are dragons all right,” said Pooh.
“As soon as I saw their beaks I knew.
That’s what they are,” said Pooh, said he.
“That’s what they are,” said Pooh.

“Let’s frighten the dragons,” I said to Pooh.
“That’s right,” said Pooh to Me.
“I’m not afraid,” I said to Pooh,
And I held his paw and I shouted “Shoo!
Silly old dragons!” — and off they flew.
“I wasn’t afraid,” said Pooh, said he,
“I’m never afraid with you.”

So wherever I am, there’s always Pooh,
There’s always Pooh and Me.
“What would I do?” I said to Pooh,
“If it wasn’t for you,” and Pooh said: “True,
It isn’t much fun for One, but Two,
Can stick together, says Pooh, says he.
“That’s how it is,” says Pooh.

5. If You Can’t Go Over or Under, Go Round  

       by Joseph Morris

A baby mole got to feeling big,
And wanted to show how he could dig;
So he plowed along in the soft, warm dirt
Till he hit something hard, and it surely hurt!
A dozen stars flew out of his snout;
He sat on his haunches, began to pout;
Then rammed the thing again with his head—
His grandpap picked him up half dead.
“Young man,” he said, “though your pate is bone.
You can’t butt your way through solid stone.
This bit of advice is good, I’ve found:
If you can’t go over or under, go round.”

A traveler came to a stream one day,
And because it presumed to cross his way,
And wouldn’t turn round to suit his whim
And change its course to go with him,
His anger rose far more than it should,
And he vowed he’d cross right where he stood.
A man said there was a bridge below,
But not a step would he budge or go.
The current was swift and the bank was steep,
But he jumped right in with a violent leap.
A fisherman dragged him out half-drowned:
“When you can’t go over or under, go round.”

If you come to a place that you can’t get through,
Or over or under, the thing to do
Is to find a way round the impassable wall,
Not say you’ll go YOUR way or not at all.
You can always get to the place you’re going,
If you’ll set your sails as the wind is blowing.
If the mountains are high, go round the valley;
If the streets are blocked, go up some alley;
If the parlor-car’s filled, don’t scorn a freight;
If the front door’s closed, go in the side gate.
To reach your goal this advice is sound:
If you can’t go over or under, go round!

6. The Littlest Christmas Tree

       by Amy Peterson

The littlest Christmas tree
lived in a meadow of green
among a family
of tall evergreens.
He learned how to whisper
the evergreen song
with the slightest of wind
that came gently along.

He watched as the birds
made a home out of twigs
and couldn’t wait till
he, too, was big.
For all of the trees
offered a home,
the maple, the pine, and the oak,
who’s so strong.

“I hate being little,”
the little tree said,
“I can’t even turn colors
like the maple turns red.
I can’t help the animals
like the mighty old oak.
He shelters them all
in his wide mighty cloak.”

The older tree said,
“Why, little tree, you don’t know?
The story of a mighty king
from the land with no snow?”
Little tree questioned,
“A land with no snow?”
“Yes!” said old tree,
“A very old story,
from so long ago.”

“A star appeared,
giving great light
over a manger
on long winter’s night.
A baby was born,
a king of all kings,
and with him comes love
over all things.”

“He lived in a country
all covered in sand,
and laid down his life
to save all of man.”

Little tree thought of the gift
given by him,
then the big tree said with the
happiest grin,
“We’re not just trees,
but a reminder of that day.
There’s a much bigger part
of a role that we play!”

“For on Christmas Eve,
my life I’ll lay down,
in exchange for a happier,
loving ground.
And as I stand dying,
they’ll adorn me in trim.
This all will be done
in memory of him.”

“Among a warm fire,
with family and friends,
in the sweet songs of Christmas,
I’ll find my great end.
Then ever so gently,
He’ll come down to see
and take me to heaven,
Jesus and me.”

“So you see, little tree,
we are not like the oak
who shelters all things
beneath his great cloak.
Nor are we like the maple
in fall,
whose colors leave many
standing in awe.”

“The gift that we give
is ourselves, limb for limb,
the greatest of honor,
in memory of him.”

The little tree bowed
his head down and cried
and thought of the king
who willingly died.
For what kind of gift
can anyone give
than to lay down your life
when you wanted to live?

A swelling of pride
came over the tree.
Can all of this happen
Because of just me?
Can I really bring honor?
By adorning a home?
By reminding mankind
that he’s never alone?

With this thought, little tree
began singing with glee.
Happy and proud
to be a true Christmas tree.

You can still hear them singing
even the smallest in height,
singing of Christmas
and that one holy night.

Popular Short Poems for Children

We’ll look at some of the most popular short poems for kids in this category. These poems are suitable for children of all ages and can assist to foster an interest in literature.

1. Eletelephony

       by Laura Elizabeth Richard

Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant—
No! No! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone—

(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I’ve got it right.)
Howe’er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;

The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee—

2. A Guilty Angel

       by Jim-Jam-F

My little sister really winds me up.
She made me smash my mum’s best cup.
And every time she kicks my chair,
I really wish she wasn’t there.
My sister drives me up the wall.
She recons that she’s really cool.
And every night when we have our tea,
she kicks me hard right in the knee.
But when I tell mum, my sister will say,
“I Didn’t Do That; I Was Trying to Play!”

3. The Purple Cow

       by Gelett Burgess

I never saw a purple cow,
I never hope to see one,
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I’d rather see than be one!

4. The Forest

       by Annette Wynne

The forest is the town of trees
Where they live quite at their ease,
With their neighbors at their side
Just as we in cities wide.

5. Hey Diddle Diddle

       by Author Unknown

Hey diddle diddle,
The Cat and the fiddle,
The Cow jumped over the moon,
The little Dog laughed to see such sport,
And the Dish ran away with the Spoon.

6. I’m A Little Teapot

       by George Harold Sanders

I’m a little teapot
Short and stout
Here is my handle (one hand on hip)
Here is my spout (other arm out straight)

When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout
“Tip me over
and pour me out!” (lean over toward spout)

I’m a clever teapot,
Yes, it’s true
Here let me show you
What I can do

I can change my handle
And my spout (switch arm positions)
Just tip me over and pour me out! (lean over toward spout)

7. There Was an Old Man With A Beard

       by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said “It is just how I feared—
Two Owls and a hen,
For Larks and a wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!”

8. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

       by Jane Taylor

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are!

9. The Days of the Months

       by Unknown

Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
February has twenty-eight alone.
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting leap-year—that’s the time
When February’s days are twenty-nine.

10. Star Light, Star Bright

       by Unknown

Star light, start bright,
The first star I see tonight;
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.

11. How Not to Have to Dry the Dishes

       by Shel Silverstein

If you have to dry the dishes
(Such an awful, boring chore)
If you have to dry the dishes
(’Stead of going to the store)
If you have to dry the dishes
And you drop one on the floor—
Maybe they won’t let you
Dry the dishes anymore.

12. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep

       Rudyard Kipling

Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full;
One for the master,
And one for the dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.

13. The Porcupine

       by Ogden Nash

Any hound a porcupine nudges
Can’t be blamed for harboring grudges,
I know one hound that laughed all winter
At a porcupine that sat on a splinter.

14. As Soon as Fred Gets Out of Bed

       by Jack Prelutsky

As soon as Fred gets out of bed,
his underwear goes on his head.
His mother laughs, “Don’t put it there,
a head’s no place for underwear!”
But near his ears, above his brains,
is where Fred’s underwear remains.

At night when Fred goes back to bed,
he deftly plucks it off his head.
His mother switches off the light
and softly croons, “Good night! Good night!”
And then, for reasons no one knows,
Fred’s underwear goes on his toes.

15. At the Zoo

       by William Makepeace Thackeray

First I saw the white bear, then I saw the black;
Then I saw the camel with a hump upon his back;
Then I saw the grey wolf, with mutton in his maw;
Then I saw the wombat waddle in the straw;
Then I saw the elephant a-waving of his trunk;
Then I saw the monkeys – mercy, how unpleasantly they smelt!

16. Down They Go…

       by Roald Dahl

Down they go!
Hail and snow!
Freezes and sneezes and noses will blow!

17. Learning

       by Judith Viorst

I’m learning to say thank you.
And I’m learning to say please.
And I’m learning to use Kleenex,
Not my sweater, when I sneeze.
And I’m learning not to dribble.
And I’m learning not to slurp.
And I’m learning (though it sometimes really hurts me)
Not to burp.
And I’m learning to chew softer
When I eat corn on the cob.
And I’m learning that it’s much
Much easier to be a slob.

18. Happy Thoughts

       by Robert Louis Stevenson

The world is so full
of a number of things,
I’m sure we should all
be as happy as kings.

19. There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in A Shoe

       by Mother Goose

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe,
She had so many children she didn’t know what to do;
She gave them some broth without any bread,
Kissed them all soundly and sent them to bed.

Short Poems for Children about School

When you first start sharing poetry with children, short poems are a great place to start. These poems will tickle their creativities and motivate children to recite them.

1. If I Were…

       by Eva L. Robinson

If I were a queen,
I’d rule a mighty land.
If I were a princess,
I’d take a prince’s hand.

If I were a soldier,
I’d fight a mighty war.
If I were a hero,
I’d be the best they ever saw.

If I were a dancer,
I’d dance with such grace.
If I were a runner,
I’d win every race!

If I were an actress,
I’d take part in a play,
For I can do anything,
No matter what you say.

2. What If?

       by Riya Shrivastava

What if there were purple spots on a pig?
What if there were no burrows to dig?

What if the colours weren’t invented?
What if buildings weren’t cemented?

What if the sun wasn’t yellow?
What if the underground wasn’t below?

What if our body colour was blue?
What if water was as sticky as glue?

Oh, it would be a big mess that day,
So I guess, let it be the same way!

3. Books

       by Sanya Tandon

My best friend is a book
that doesn’t give me a weird look.
It is like a golden door
that takes me to the land where I have never been before.
It tells me the tales of a fairy
that take me to the land full of merry.
Some books are boring like history,
which is like a big mystery.
Books are the source of enlightenment
that vanquish darkness and fill our life with brightness.

4. Follow the Moon

       by Marie Tully

I followed the moon,
Or did it follow me?
I turned a corner;
It was still there, you see.

I tried to trick it.
In the shadows I hid,
But the moon kept on watching.
That’s what it did.

A cloud passed before it.
Now was my chance,
But the stars in the sky
Never could lie.

I walked on through the night.
The moon followed me home,
Or did I follow the moon?
I don’t quite know.

5. Yellow Senses

       by Favor M. Abioye

Yellow is beautiful
And kind.
Yellow tastes sour down my throat.
It feels like the warmth of the sky.
Yellow sounds like kids laughing down the street.
It feels like warmth upon my head.
Yellow looks like a big circle in the sky.
It makes me smile and play.
Yellow is my favorite color.

6. Glow Worm

       by Taylor Russell

Oh, I wish I were a glow worm,
for a glow worm’s never glum,
’cause how can you be grumpy
when the sun shines out your bum?

7. Sunbeam

       by Pheilm G. Martin

I’m just a little sunbeam.
Along the floor I crawl.
I climb up walls.
I creep down halls.
I offer warmth
to one and all.
Reborn every morning,
I ignite the morning bird’s call.
I die each and every night
with the coming of nightfall.

8. A Daydream

       by Lolo T. Frenchie

A daydream
A world of extreme
A fantasy place
Or even outer space
A place for you
Where you can pass through
When you’re feeling blue and alone
A place of your own
Where anything goes
And there’s no shadows
A place where smiles gleam
And everyone is a team
This is my daydream
My place of joy and hope

9. Granddad’s Got Hair

       by Graham Craven

Granddad’s got hair on his fingers,
Hair on his toes,
Hair in his ears,
Hair up his nose.
His chest has got more hair than a coarse front door mat.
His back has got more hair than next door’s tom cat.

Granddad’s head is silky and smooth,
Not a solitary bristle.
Smooth as a baby’s bum,
Clean as a whistle.
Some say a snooker ball has got more hair,
But his beard hides a smile that says, “I just don’t care.”

10. The Centipede

       by May Fenn

I’m glad I’m not a real boy
With proper feet like you.
Imagine if I had to put
A foot in every shoe.
For when I’d got each foot inside
And every lace tied tight,
I’d have to take them off again
To go to bed at night.

Rhyming Short Poems for Children

Rhyming poetry are simpler to recall because they feature a rhythmic structure, similar sounding words, and repetition. Rhyming also makes it easier for children to learn new words. Here are some rhyming poems for children.

1. Rhyme

       by Elizabeth Coatsworth

I like to see a thunderstorm,
A dunder storm,
A blunder storm,
I like to see it, black and slow,
Come stumbling down the hill.

I like to hear a thunderstorm,
A plunder storm,
A wonder storm,
Roar loudly at our little house
And shake the window sills!

2. Donkey, Donkey, Old and Gray

       by Anonymous

Donkey, Donkey,
Old and gray;
Open your mouth
And gently bray.
Lift your ears,
And blow your horn;
To wake up the world
This sleepy morn.

3. Little Miss Muffet

       by Anonymous

Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating her curds and whey;
Along came a spider,
Who sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away

Little Miss Muffet,
Sat on a Tuffet,
Eating her Bread and Jam,
Along came a Spider,
While she was Drinking her Cider,
And she ran away and her shoes fell off!

4. Our Kittens

       by Evaleen Stein

Our kittens have the softest fur,
And the sweetest little purr,
And such little velvet paws
With such cunning little claws,
And blue eyes, just like the sky!
(Must they turn green, by and by?)
Two are striped like tigers, three
Are as black as black can be,
And they run so fast and play
With their tails, and are so gay,
Is it not a pity that
Each must grow into a cat?

5. Robin Redbreast

       by William Allingham

Goodbye, goodbye to Summer!
For Summer’s nearly done;
The garden smiling faintly,
Cool breezes in the sun;
Our Thrushes now are silent,
Our Swallows flown away –
But Robin’s here, in coat of brown,
With ruddy breast-knot gay.
Robin, Robin Redbreast,
O Robin dear!
Robin singing sweetly
In the falling of the year.

6. Old Mother Hubbard

       by Unknown

Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard,
To give the poor dog a bone;
When she came there
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.

7. Two Little Dicky Birds

       by Anonymous

Two Little Dicky Birds,
Sat upon a wall.
One named Peter,
The other named Paul,
Fly away Peter.
Fly away Paul.
Come back Peter!
Come back Paul!!

Final Thoughts

Poetry is all around us without us even realizing it, from baby rhymes to music lyrics.

In addition to being an enjoyable medium, short poems for children are a wonderful instrument for cognitive development in children.

How is this even possible?

Poetry may help your child’s growth if you choose the correct selection of poems.

This is why we provided you with the most famous short poems for kids.

So now it is up to you to make a good use of these poems.

And if you know some cool poems yourself, drop them in the comment box below.

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