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Childhood - Poem by David Bates

Childhood, sweet and sunny childhood,
With its careless, thoughtless air,
Like the verdant, tangled wildwood,
Wants the training hand of care.

See it springing all around us --
Glad to know, and quick to learn;
Asking questions that confound us;
Teaching lessons in its turn.

Who loves not its joyous revel,
Leaping lightly on the lawn,
Up the knoll, along the level,
Free and graceful as a fawn?

Let it revel; it is nature
Giving to the little dears
Strength of limb, and healthful features,
For the toil of coming years.

He who checks a child with terror,
Stops its play, and stills its song,
Not alone commits an error,
But a great and moral wrong.

Give it play, and never fear it --
Active life is no defect;
Never, never break its spirit --
Curb it only to direct.

Would you dam the flowing river,
Thinking it would cease to flow?
Onward it must go forever --
Better teach it where to go.

Childhood is a fountain welling,
Trace its channel in the sand,
And its currents, spreading, swelling,
Will revive the withered land.

Childhood is the vernal season;
Trim and train the tender shoot;
Love is to the coming reason,
As the blossom to the fruit.

Tender twigs are bent and folded --
Art to nature beauty lends;
Childhood easily is moulded;
Manhood breaks, but seldom bends.


Comments about Childhood by David Bates

  • Silver Star - 3,047 Points Ingeborg Von Finsterwalde (4/23/2017 5:59:00 PM)

    The innocent, unforgettable time spend in childhood will never be forgotten. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 162,464 Points Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/10/2016 5:05:00 AM)

    Indeed, the days of childhood can never be compared with those of adolescence or young and old aged......Life is playful in the hands of kids.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 483 Points David Pass (11/29/2016 6:42:00 AM)

    Beautifully captures the spirit of childhood - learning and adapting. Need to encourage children and be gentle with teaching them. Thank you (Report) Reply

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Poems About Childhood

  1. 1. Childhood , David Bates
  2. 2. Ode On Intimations Of Immortality From R.. , William Wordsworth
  3. 3. Childhood - The 21st Century , Ernestine Northover
  4. 4. Childhood , Rainer Maria Rilke
  5. 5. My Childhood Home I See Again , Abraham Lincoln
  6. 6. Hiawatha's Childhood , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  7. 7. On The Death Of Friends In Childhood , Donald Justice
  8. 8. Childhood , Richard Aldington
  9. 9. Childhood , Anne Bradstreet
  10. 10. A Childhood Forgotten, A Childhood Lost , Dani Baxter
  11. 11. My Childhood , jahanvi .................... ..
  12. 12. Childhood , Jose Asuncion Silva
  13. 13. Childhood , Arthur Rimbaud
  14. 14. A Lover Since Childhood , Robert Graves
  15. 15. Childhood Faded Away , jim foulk
  16. 16. My Childhood Garden , danielle eager
  17. 17. The Prelude, Book 1: Childhood And Schoo.. , William Wordsworth
  18. 18. Discord In Childhood , David Herbert Lawrence
  19. 19. # A Love Affair That Began In Childhood , Mamta Agarwal
  20. 20. Childhood. (From The Danish) , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  21. 21. Childhood , Henry Vaughan
  22. 22. Book First [introduction-Childhood And S.. , William Wordsworth
  23. 23. - My Rock Steady Childhood Friend , Ronberge (anno primo)
  24. 24. Childhood , C. P. Sharma
  25. 25. Childhood Memories Sung To The Tune Of S.. , Tim Bovee
  26. 26. (152) The Coal Train (Childhood .. , Melvina Germain
  27. 27. Picture Of Childhood , Yevgeny Yevtushenko
  28. 28. ! Childhood , Michael Shepherd
  29. 29. Last Word To Childhood , Arthur Seymour John Tessimond
  30. 30. Childhood , Hasmukh Amathalal
  31. 31. ' ' ' ' ' 'Childhood Traumas(For My Old .. , Dónall Dempsey
  32. 32. L'Enfance (Childhood) , Victor Marie Hugo
  33. 33. Childhood , Philip Vincent Sanders
  34. 34. A Happy Childhood , William Matthews
  35. 35. ! An Exploration Of The Subtleties Of Th.. , Michael Shepherd
  36. 36. Second Childhood , Robert William Service
  37. 37. A Faint Whiff Of My Childhood. , Ravi Panamanna
  38. 38. The Joy Of Childhood , George Darley
  39. 39. 'Childhood Memories' , Linda Winchell
  40. 40. ' ' ' Childhood Tankas , Dónall Dempsey
  41. 41. 'Childhood Dreams Of Flight' , Linda Winchell
  42. 42. Childhood , Karon Yan
  43. 43. Spun Tales Of A Boy's Childhood Put Into.. , Ted Sheridan
  44. 44. In Childhood , Kimiko Hahn
  45. 45. Childhood Dreams , Joe Howell
  46. 46. I Remember My Childhood , Sylvia Chidi
  47. 47. An Indian Summer Of My Childhood , indira babbellapati
  48. 48. Childhood Remains Within , Obed dela Cruz
  49. 49. ! ! ! A Childhood Friend Comes Visiting-.. , Mamta Agarwal
  50. 50. Childhood Ideogram , Larry Levis
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