Children’s garden of verses.

I should like to rise and go

Where the golden apples grow-

Where below another sky

Parrot islands anchored lie,

And, watched by cockatoos and goats,

Lonely crusoes building boats,-

Where in the sunshine reaching out

Eastern cities, miles about

Are with mosque and minaret

Among sandy gardens set,

And the rich goods from near and far

Hang for sale in the bazaar,-

Where the great wall around China goes,

And one side the desert blows,

And with the bell and voice and drum,

Cities on the other hum,-

Where are forests hot as fire,

Wide as England, tall as a spire,

Full of apes and cocoa-nuts

And the negro hunter’s huts,-

Where the knotty crocodile

Lies and blinks in the Nile,

And the red flamingo flies

Hunting fish before his eyes,-

Where in jungles near and far,

Man-devouring tigers are,

Lying close and giving ear

Lest the hunt be drawing near,

Or a comer-by be seen

Swinging in a palanquin,-

Where among the desert sands

Some deserted city stands,

All its children,sweep and prince,

Grown to manhood ages since,

Not a foot in street or house,

Not stir of child or mouse,

And when kindly falls the night,

In all the town no spark of light.

There I’ll come when I’m a man

With a camel caravan;

Light a fire in the gloom

Of some dusty dining room;

See the pictures on the walls,

Heroes,fights and festivals;

And in a corner find the toys

Of the old Egyptian boys.


NOTE : This not my poem, this the poem that inspired me and showed me that I could write poems too. It is also the first real poem I read ( nursery rhymes don’t count ) and my favorite poem.

Mini And The Box

Mini was always dirty and untidy. She never took care of her things, and when she would need anything she would shout, ‘Mummy, where is my….?. Her mother had got tired of her. So her mother thought of an idea.One day she called out to Mini and said,” I will keep a box out in the balcony, whenever I find anything on the floors or where its not supposed to be, then I am going to dump it all in the box ” Mini agreed but never stopped leaving her things around and as you can expect her mother dumped all the stuff she found in the box. Now it was a little easier for Mini and her mother because if Mini wanted anything , she could go straight to the box. One day, it suddenly started raining and the box was still out in the balcony ! Mini also had a party that day and guess what ?! Her party dress was in the box ! When Mini was getting ready and needed her dress she found out that the dress was all wet and dirty ! Poor Mini couldn’t go to the party and had to stay at home. I think that you and I and Mini all learned a lesson; always take care of your stuff ! ( Ps. Mini then became the cleanest person you would ever see ! )