The Colour Box : CHILDREN'S POEMS
By hilary west
A collection of poems for children.
"When the voices of children are heard on the green,
And laughing is heard on the hill."
(William Blake - Songs of Innocence)
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And honoured among wagons I was prince of the apple towns
And once below a time I lordly had the trees and leaves
Trail with daisies and barley
Down the rivers of the windfall light.
(Dylan Thomas - Fern Hill)
"And a painting book in which I could make the grass,
the trees, the sea and the animals any colour I pleased, and still the dazzling sky-blue sheep are grazing in the red field under the rainbow-billed and pea-green birds."
(Dylan Thomas - A Child's Christmas in Wales)
"And two small boys fought fiercely and silently in the sand, rolling together in a ball of legs and bottoms. Then they went and saw the pierrots, or bought vanilla ices."
(Dylan Thomas - Holiday Memory)