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Famous Ladybird Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Ladybird poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous ladybird poems. These examples illustrate what a famous ladybird poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Goose, Mother
...Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home!Your house is on fire, your children all gone,All but one, and her name is Ann,And she crept under the pudding pan. ...Read More

by Stevenson, Robert Louis;
And the fairy things that pass
In the forests of the grass. 

In the silence he has heard
Talking bee and ladybird,
And the butterfly has flown
O'er him as he lay alone. 

Not a word will he disclose,
Not a word of all he knows.
I must lay him on the shelf,
And make up the tale myself....Read More

by Stevenson, Robert Louis
...rching by, 
Carrying parcels with their feet 
Down the green and grassy street. 
I can in the sorrel sit 
Where the ladybird alit. 
I can climb the jointed grass 
And on high 
See the greater swallows pass 
In the sky, 
And the round sun rolling by 
Heeding no such things as I. 

Through that forest I can pass 
Till, as in a looking-glass, 
Humming fly and daisy tree 
And my tiny self I see, 
Painted very clear and neat 
On the rain-pool at my feet. 
Should a ...Read More

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