UP, LITTLE ONES!
A robin redbreast, fluting there
Upon the apple-bough,
Is telling all the world how fair
Are apple-blossoms now;
The honey-dew its sweetness spills
From cuckoo-cups, and all
The crocuses and daffodils
Are drest for festival!
Such pretty things are to be seen,
Such pleasant things to do,
The April earth it is so green,
The April sky so blue,
The path from dawn to even-song
So joyous is to-day,
Up, little ones! and dance along
The lilac-scented way!
Hey-a-day-a-day, my dear! Dandelion time!
Come, and let us make for them a pretty little rhyme!
See the meadows twinkling now, beautiful and bright
As the sky when through the blue shine the stars at night!
Once upon a time, folks say, mighty kings of old
Met upon a splendid field called “The Cloth of Gold.”
But, we wonder, could it be there was ever seen
Brighter gold than glitters now in our meadows green?
Dandelions, dandelions, shining through the dew,
Let the kings have Cloth of Gold, but let us have you!
Little ears as soft as silk,
Little teeth as white as milk,
Little noses cool and pink,
Little eyes that blink and blink,
Little bodies round and fat,
Little hearts that pit-a-pat,
Surely prettier puppies never
Were before nor can be ever!
THE LOST BALLOON
O dear! my purple toy balloon
Has flown away! and very soon
It will be high up as the moon!
And don’t you think the man up there
Will wonder what it is, and stare?
Perhaps hell say, “Well, I declare!”
Or, maybe if it chance there are
Some little boys in yonder star,
And if it floats away so far,
Perhaps they’ll jump up very high
And catch the cord as it goes by!
At any rate I hope they’ll try!
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Read these beautiful poems and rhymes for kids. List of the poems included in this poems eBook:
- Up Little Ones
- Our Puppies
- The Lost Ballons
- The Circus Procession
- May Baskets
- The Picture-Book Giant
- Did You Ever
- Decorative Day
- Chu-Chu Cars
- Fairy Rings
- The Firefly
- A Rain Song
- The Little Fir-Tree
- The Wren-House
- Baby Ride
- An Indian Raid
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