I learned to love poetry because my Grandmother loved poetry and was always reciting it and reading it to me. This is a poem she used to say to me a lot when I was a little girl. The photo is of my Granny, aged about 7.
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.
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. 🙂
Dom Conlon suggested posting, on Twitter, five poems for children leading up to National Poetry Day. So here’s my first one.
Not strictly a children’s poem, but I remember my daughter and a class room of 6 year olds being enchanted by this.