The Maidservant

Poems for Children

Let your imagination take flight

On this page you’ll find a number of examples of  poetry that I have written for children and to which I have added graphics to create a piece of art. It’s important that poetry is read aloud as this is when the poem really comes to life. Beside each poem is a short video of me reading it; sometimes with an explanation of why it was written or how it was inspired, or there may be a guest reading the poem or comment from a reader who has enjoyed it.

If you click on the “…..read more” button, just below the short section of each poem on this page, this takes you to the full poem where you will additionally find an opportunity to leave a comment about it for the Blog. From there you can also download the poem to your own computer. I encourage you to do so, create your own graphics for it and send it back to me at rob@rainbowpoetry.co.uk. I will reply to you and, if suitable I will add your work to the Contributors Gallery I’ve created to showcase such contributions. Alternatively, you are very welcome to submit your own poetry, but please do include some drawings or other graphics with it. Contributors identities will of course not be published without the necessary permissions. I hope by offering this facility that that this site can become truly interactive, inspire some great ideas and allow your imagination to really take flight.

 

Children love sweets but do their parents?

Goo Sweets

They’re hiding in the cellophane
jostling for position
the icky-sticky
ucky-yucky
Haribo edition

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How does it sound?

Don’t always accept the given understanding…

Penguins, Elephants & Dodos – Some Misconceptions

It isn’t true
It isn’t true
That Penguins
Cannot fly
They simply
Do not like to
And so
They simply
Don’t do

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Homework can be challenging for parents too…

Spellings Test

All these words contain an “ew”
An “e” thats with a “w”
So, just for now
You must eschew
(not that word though)
any sense of…Shoe or Shoo
For whilst they both
have an “oo”…or an “oe”
they are words that
for today…will just not do

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The oddest things go on in the oddest places…

Pineapple House

Behind the pineapple knocker door live

PINEAPPLES!

Some are small
Some are tall
Some have

BEADY EYES

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An unexpectedly great day out…

To A New Beach in January

Down the muddy path we trod
Slipped on stones and
Tripped o’er sticks
Wellies covered in the clod
Expectation in the mix

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Illustrated

How does it sound?