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Childhood by Frances Cornford

I used to think that grown-up people chose To have stiff backs and wrinkles round their nose, And veins like small fat snakes on either hand, On purpose to be grand. Till through the banister I watched one day My … Continue reading

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Down By The Salley Gardens by W. B. Yeats

Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet; She passed the salley gardens with little snow-white feet. She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree; But I, being young and foolish, with … Continue reading

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Private Parts by Sarah Kay

The first love of my life never saw me naked There was always a parent coming home in half an hour Always a little brother in the next room. Always too much body and not enough time for me to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Ecchoing Green by William Blake

The sun does arise, And make happy the skies. The merry bells ring To welcome the Spring. The sky-lark and thrush, The birds of the bush, Sing louder around, To the bells’ cheerful sound. While our sports shall be seen … Continue reading

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The Ball Poem by John Berryman

What is the boy now, who has lost his ball. What, what is he to do? I saw it go Merrily bouncing, down the street, and then Merrily over—there it is in the water! No use to say ‘O there … Continue reading

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Town Without Pity by Ned Washington

When you’re young and so in love as we And bewildered by the world we see Why do people hurt us so Only those in love would know What a town without pity can do If we stop to gaze … Continue reading

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