Candy Man by Roald Dahl
Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew. Cover it in chocolate and make a miracle or two. The candy man, the candy man can. The candy man can' cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good.
I love that poem and it was also a song. Now I have it stuck in my head, lolo!
I think the very first poem I read and later understood which then gave me my first appreciation for the power of poetry was Robert Browning's "My Last Duchess".
http://www.sparknotes.com/poetry/browni … ion3.rhtml
I implore you to read it and mull over it before looking at the interpretation of it.
I enjoy the collection "A Child's Garden of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Alexander Beetle by AA Milne. Except that isn't the name of it .... I think it's called forgiveness. I still love it!
I found a lttle beetle, so that beetle was his name,
And I called him Alexander and he answered just the same
I put him in a matchbox and i kept him all the day
And nanny let my beetle out,
Yes, nanny let my beetle out
She went and let my beetle out
And beetle ran away..............
I can't recall reading much poetry at a very young age, outside of the fabulous Dr. Seuss, but I became very interested in poetry in high school after reading e.e. cumming's 'i carry your heart with me.'
When I was 9 years old, I saw this poem while riding a particular bus. I was into princesses then, so it fascinated me.
HER VERY FROWNS ARE FAIRER FAR
"She is not fair to outward view
As other maidens be.
Her loveliness I never knew,
Until she smiled on me,
Oh! then I saw her eye was bright,
A well of love, a spring of light,
But now her looks are coy and cold,
To mine they ne'er reply,
And yet I cease not to behold
The love-light in her eye.
Her very frowns are fairer far,
Than smiles of other maidens are.
~ Hartley Coleridge (1746-1849)
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