10 Short Inspirational Poems for Children

Teaching poems to our children is extremely important, so let’s see a list of short inspirational poems for children. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it giving you some advice. What better way to enlighten a child than by teaching them a poem. Have no fear, these short poems are a lot meatier than “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue..” But they’re not Shakespeare, either. They’re easy to learn, but most of all, many of them have deeper meanings which teach children life lessons, and inspire even the young at heart. Other poems will simply make them chuckle.

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As for me, both I and my children liked to learn poems in our childhood. It was great to tell and repeat the verses together with my mom or with my friends at school.

Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the short inspirational poems for children from their list.

The first poem is Morning is a little child, by Joan Walsh Anglund.

“Morning is a little child, waking from the dawn,

Noontime is a yellow cat, licking yellow cream,

Afternoon’s a bumblebee, on a honey quest,

Evening is a soft grey dove, winging home to nest.”

The second verse is Hope is the thing with feathers, by Emily Dickinson.

““Hope” is the thing with feathers –

That perches in the soul –

And sings the tune without the words –

And never stops – at all”

Even a child can grasp this little piece of hope written by Emily Dickinson in 10 short inspirational poems for children.

The second poem is Who has Seen the Wind, by Christina Rosetti.

“Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you:But when the leaves hang trembling, the wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I:

But when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.”

At last, but least let’s see the charming poem Magic, by Shel Silverstein.

“Sandra’s seen a leprechaun,

Eddie touched a troll,

Laurie danced with witches once,

Charlie found some goblins gold.

Donald heard a mermaid sing,

Susy spied an elf,

But all the magic I have known

I’ve had to make myself.”

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 short inspirational poems for children.

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