Poems

Here are some poems for English language learners to enjoy. Some are accompanied by audio links and activities.
American Poems
Children's Poems
What is Pink? Elementary
The Owl and The Pussycat (simplified) Elementary
The Owl and The Pussycat B2 - audio reading here:
Comic Poems
Edward Lear (1812-88)
One of the most popular English comic poets. He wrote limericks for children (including
‘The Owl and the Pussy Cat’) and limericks - or 'nonsense' - poems including
There was an Old Man with a Beard Intermediate
There was a Young Lady whose Chin Intermediate
There was a an Old Man with a Nose Intermediate
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)
Belloc is most famous for his 'Cautionary Verse'. These are comic poems about what happens to naughty children: Jim B2 * Elephant B2



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