A Book of Very Short Poems

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Children's poetry, English - 88 pages
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A companion volume to the very successful "Short! A Book of Very Short Stories". A book of very short poems which will make you smile and make you think, and which you won't be able to forget. * Very short poems are highly appealing to children who may be put off by longer ones. * Wonderful, witty black and white illustrations throughout.* Michael Harrison has edited many best-selling anthologies for the OUP.* Michael Harrison lives in Oxford.
 

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Contents

The Early Morning Hilaire Belloc
1
The Tickle Rhyme Ian Serraillier
14
Fly Away Fly Away Christina Rossetti
27
The Christmas Spider Michael Richards
33
Winter Wise Traditional
39
Poem to Answer the Question Traditional
45
Choose Carl Sandburg
51
Good Appetite Mark Von Doren
55
From Prison Osip Mandelstam
62
Solitary Observation Brought Back from a Sojurn in Hell
68
And So to Bed Walter de la Mare
74
A Clear Midnight Walt Whitman
80
Acknowledgements
87
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Michael Harrison has written four teenage novels and has edited many highly-acclaimed poetry anthologies.

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