Five poems for children: 4

A nonsense poem. I love nonsense poems. There are many goods ones. Edward Lear is a favourite of mine, you can read some of his nonsense verse here.

This one is by Dom Conlon.  I like it a lot. It’s also the first thing I ever drew an illustration for.  I think I’ve improved. You can see other, better illustrations for this poem here.

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Five poems for children: 3

A poem about by Gavin Ewart about his elderly cat.  I read this poem many years ago and remembered it when my cat, Hobbes, was elderly.  Unfortunately I didn’t have a copy of the poem and looked for it for years.  When Dom suggested sharing children’s poems leading up to National Poetry Day, I took at look at the Children’s Poetry Archive site for inspiration. There was the poem. 🙂

The photo is of Hobbes. Enjoying the sun in his last summer. 🙂

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