I received a poetry anthology of about 20 children’s poems titled something like “My First Book of Poetry” in the 1960s. It had one poem per page and simple black ink drawings. Some of the poems included: “The Fog” by Robert Frost, “Alexander Beetle,” by A. A. Milne, “The Spider and the Fly,” by Mary Howitt, “The Neighbor” (?) by Edna St. Vincent Millay and “Poor Tired Tim” by Walter de la Mare. I lost the book in moving and have not been able to relocate it for years. Any help would be much appreciated.
I am looking for a children’s book. This book was published around 1959-1960, give or take a year or two. It had a medium blue hard cover and was approximately 8 x 6 and 100 pages give or take some.
I am looking for a children’s poetry book published early 60s or maybe 50s. It had a purple hardcover. I believe a girl was on it. Maybe she was swinging?
Three poems I remember are the moon’s the north wind’s cooky , Tyger Tyger and the mock turtle song.
I’m looking for a poem from the 1980s. Here’s what I remember:
One day mommy brought me a treat
and I asked her if it was something to eat
or is it round and can I bounce it on the ground
No my dear she said to me
its neither and she let me see
and there inside the the wrappings lay
a sailboat for which to play
? – something about bringing it down to the pond
the fastest little craft afloat
I am looking for a book that, of course, I lent to someone and never saw again. It was an alphabetic listing of poetic forms drawing from cultures all around the planet. I really need the book for a writing group I do with children.
Thanks so much.