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Buona Festa del Papà

June 21, 2020 at 6:21 am Leave a comment

Block City

by Robert Louis Stevenson

What are you able to build with your blocks?
Castles and palaces, temples and docks.
Rain may keep raining, and others go roam,
But I can be happy and building at home.

Let the sofa be mountains, the carpet be sea,
There I’ll establish a city for me:
A kirk and a mill and a palace beside,
And a harbor as well where my vessels may ride.

Great is the palace with pillar and wall,
A sort of a tower on top of it all,
And steps coming down in an orderly way
To where my toy vessels lie safe in the bay.

This one is sailing and that one is moored:
Hark to the song of the sailors on board!
And see on the steps of my palace, the kings
Coming and going with presents and things!


June 2, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Questions for a Dad

by Mandy Coe

The Children’s Poetry Archive: Questions for a Dad


May 16, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Night Feed

by Eavan Boland

This is dawn.
Believe me
This is your season, little daughter:
The moment daisies open,
The hour mercurial rainwater
Makes a mirror for sparrows.
It’s time we drowned our sorrows.

I tiptoe in.
I lift you up
In your rosy, zipped sleeper.
Yes this is the hour
For the early bird and me
When finder is keeper.

I crook the bottle.
How you suckle!
This is the best I can be:
To this nursery
Where you hold on,
Dear life.

A silt of milk.
The last suck.
And now your eyes are open
Birth-coloured and offended.
Earth wakes.
You go back to sleep.
The feed is ended.

Worms turn.
Stars go in.
Even the moon is losing face.
Poplars stilt for dawn
And we begin
The long fall from grace.
I tuck you in.


April 27, 2020 at 11:25 pm Leave a comment

Grandma in Blue with Red Hat

By Scott Menchin
Illustrated by Harry Bliss

When a young boy learns about what makes art special-sometimes it’s beautiful, sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it tells a story-he realises that these same characteristics are what make his grandmother special, too. As a result, he finds the inspiration to create his own masterpiece that’s one of a kind.

Read this Book on Epic!


April 16, 2020 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

I Met a Dragon Face to Face

By Jack Prelutsky

I met a dragon face to face
the year when I was ten,
I took a trip to outer space,
I braved a pirate’s den,
I wrestled with a wicked troll,
and fought a great white shark,
I trailed a rabbit down a hole,
I hunted for a snark.

I stowed aboard a submarine,
I opened magic doors,
I traveled in a time machine,
and searched for dinosaurs,
I climbed atop a giant’s head,
I found a pot of gold,
I did all this in books I read
when I was ten years old.

October 24, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Happy National Daughters Day!

“A son is a son ’til he takes him a wife; a daughter is a daughter all of her life.”

—Irish proverb

September 25, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Super mamie

July 24, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Enchanted Flowers

by Arthur Gregor

She is a flower in the wind.
Her bloom is gone.
The wind must take her petals
one by one.
She brought joys to beholders,
stinging pain to intruders.
Lean stalk of a stem,
the wind once proud of her
now wails in and about her.
The seer cannot see herself.
Dying is the wind’s full grief.


May 5, 2019 at 8:25 pm 1 comment

Little Girl

Little girl, little girl,
Where have you been?

I’ve been to see grandmother
Over the green.

What did she give you?
Milk in a can.

What did you say for it?
Thank you Grandam.

March 12, 2019 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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