15 Favorite Poems From Childhood

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This April is the twentieth anniversary of National Poetry Month! For many of us, the love and appreciation of poetry started back when we were children first learning to read. The staff at Writer’s Relief has compiled a list of their favorite classic and contemporary poems, nursery rhymes, and rhyming books from childhood.

1. “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll

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2. “Wynken, Blynken, and Nod” by Eugene Field 


3. “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss 

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4. “The Mummy” by Shel Silverstein 

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5. “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore

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6. “Mary’s Lamb” by Sarah Josepha Hale

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7. “Sand-Between-the-Toes” by A.A. Milne


8. “Masks” by Shel Silverstein 

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9.Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown 

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10. “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

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11. “Dirty Face” by Shel Silverstein 

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12. “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss

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13. “Star Light, Star Bright” by Anonymous

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14. “Bed in Summer” by Robert Louis Stevenson

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15. “Hug O’ War” by Shel Silverstein 


Writer QuestionsQUESTION: What’s your favorite poem from childhood? Share with us!

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