English poetry

Poems in English

Jane and Eliza

There were two little girls, neither handsome nor plain; One’s name was Eliza, the other’s was Jane: They were both […]

The Cut

Well, what’s the matter? there’s a face What! has it cut a vein? And is it quite a shocking place? […]

The Chatterbox

From morning till night it was Lucy’s delight To chatter and talk without stopping: There was not a day but […]

The Vulgar Little Lady

“But, mamma, now, ” said Charlotte, “pray, don’t you believe That I’m better than Jenny, my nurse? Only see my […]

A True Story

Little Ann and her mother were walking one day Through London’s wide city so fair, And business obliged them to […]

The Pin

“Dear me! what signifies a pin! I’ll leave it on the floor; My pincushion has others in, Mamma has plenty […]

Learning to Go Alone

Come, my darling, come away, Take a pretty walk to-day; Run along, and never fear, I’ll take care of baby […]

The Cow

Thank you, pretty cow, that made Pleasant milk to soak my bread, Every day and every night, Warm, and fresh, […]

Meddlesome Matty

One ugly trick has often spoil’d The sweetest and the best; Matilda, though a pleasant child, One ugly trick possess’d, […]

The Field Daisy

I’m a pretty little thing, Always coming with the spring; In the meadows green I’m found, Peeping just above the […]

The Baby’s Dance

Dance little baby, dance up high, Never mind baby, mother is by; Crow and caper, caper and crow, There little […]

The Washing and Dressing

Ah! why will my dear little girl be so cross, And cry, and look sulky, and pout? To lose her […]

The Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are! Up above the world so high, Like a diamond in […]

For a Naughty Little Girl

My sweet little girl should be cheerful and mild She must not be fretful and cry! Oh! why is this […]