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Poems That Kids Would LOVE!

...Ogden Nash
...Kathryn Worth
...Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
...Dixie Willson

The Germ
by Ogden Nash

A mighty creature is the germ,
Though smaller than a pachyderm.
His customary dwelling place
Is deep within the human race.
His childish pride he often pleases
By giving people strange diseases.
Do you, my poppet, feel infirm?
You probably contain a germ.

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Circus Elephant
by Kathryn Worth

Does the elephant remember
In gray light before the dawn,
Old noises of the jungle
In mornings past and gone?

Does the elephant remember
The cry of hungry beasts;
The tiger and the leopard,
The lion at his feast?

Do his mighty eardrums listen
For the thunder of the feet
Of buffalo and zebra
In the dark and dreadful heat?

Does his majesty remember
Does he stir himself and dream
Of the long forgotten music
Of a long forgotten stream?

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by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Out of the bosom of the Air,
Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent and soft and slow
Descends the snow.

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The Mist and All
by Dixie Willson

I like the fall,
The mist and all.
I like the night owl's
Lonely call --
And wailing sound
Of wind around.

I like the gray
November day
And bare dead boughs
That coldly sway
Against my pane.
I like the rain.

I like to sit
And laugh at it --
And tend
My cozy fire a bit.
I like the fall --
The mist and all.

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