Category: Poems


What do we plant?

What do we plant? What do we plant, when we plant the tree? We plant the ship, which will cross the sea. We plant the mast to carry the sails; We plant the planks...


Under The Sun Moon And Stars

Under The Sun Moon And Stars (a reggae song) My foreparents worked From sunup till sundown Peace could not be found Now they are under the ground I’ve heard them complain And cried out...


This Place

This Place There is this place I know where children go to find their deepest feelings they look behind the trees for hiding wants and angers bashful joys this place is quiet no shouts...


The Tree

The Tree It graces our yard bears beauty and fruit we breathe deeply the sight of it the scent of it we touch it, gently    -Eloise Greenfield


The Moon

The Moon The moon has a face like the clock in the hall; She shines on thieves on the garden wall, On streets and fields and harbour quays, And birdies asleep in the forks...


The Earthworm

The Earthworm I have a dear friend who is into worms Absolutely captivated by their wiggles and squirms I think she’d study them day and night But fortunately they can crawl out of sight....


Night And Day

The following is a poem on night and day by the American poet E. E. Cummings. You might just read and let the students enjoy it without discussion, or you might ask the children...


Her Dreams

Her Dreams In her dreams there are sometimes trees on which hang ornaments as tall as she she lifts here arms to touch them if she can stretch high enough to claim them they...


Everything Changes

Everything changes Based on the poem ‘Alles wandelt sich’ by Bertolt Brecht Everything changes. We plant trees for those born later but what’s happened has happened, and poisons poured into the seas cannot be...