Poetry

Happy Days by Kate Greenaway ~ Free Image

by Julie J on April 23, 2015

Here are two pages from the vintage storybook Marigold Garden by Kate Greenaway, circa 1892. The pages include a poem titled Happy Days and an illustration of two young ladies (perhaps older sisters) who have stopped to visit as they cross paths on their walk. The older girls are each holding a baby and have more children […]

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Here is a shabby vintage storybook page that includes an illustration of a pretty Ragged Robin flower child. The page also includes the following short poem: RAGGED ROBIN on a lark Stole inside of Central Park; There they treated her so well, She soon looked like a city Belle.Here is a cleaner version of the […]

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Here is a shabby vintage storybook page that includes an illustration of a sweet wild rose flower child. The page also includes the following short poem: WILD ROSE runs round everywhere, Likes to breathe the nice fresh air; Even her high-bred connection Cannot match her pink complexion. Here is a cleaner version of the wild […]

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This vintage poem titled April by K. Pyle tells the story of an eager gardener who worked all afternoon digging and planting flower seeds and roots of daffodil. While planting, the gardener imagined how lovely and admired his garden would be when the flowers grew. In the end, the gardener forgot about the roots and seeds he planted […]

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Here is a shabby vintage storybook page that includes an illustration of an adorable morning glory flower child. The page also includes the following short poem: MORNING-GLORY thought she’d look Through the window at the cook; Didn’t know ‘t was impolite To give a body such a fright. Here is a cleaner version of the pretty […]

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The Arbutus ~ Free Vintage Spring Poem

by Julie J on March 16, 2015

Here is a lovely vintage poem about spring titled The Arbutus by Helen Jackson – “H. H.” I scanned the original aged page from the book Flowers from Dell and Bower, 1896. Click on image to enlarge. Related posts: Victorian Mother and Baby Lullaby ~ Free Clip Art Free Vintage Image ~ School Girl Poem […]

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Pink Peony Lady ~ Free Storybook Illustration

by Julie J on February 26, 2015

Here is a shabby vintage storybook page that includes an illustration of a charming pink peony lady. The page also includes the following short poem: PEONY’S a charming lady, She doesn’t like a spot too shady; Likes to live out in the light, Dressed in red or pink or white.Here is a cleaner version of […]

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Old-Time Valentine ~ Free Poem and Clip Art

by Julie J on January 15, 2015

Here is a fun vintage valentine poem titled An Old-Time Valentine. The poem was written by Helen Gray Cone and published in the February 1891 issue of St. Nicholas magazine. An engraving of a man passing a valentine in an envelope to a Victorian maiden through a crack in an open door accompanies the poem. Here is […]

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Caesar and Pompey ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on January 1, 2015

I love dogs and this vintage engraving of two adorable sleeping puppies just melts my heart! The puppies’ names are Casear and Pompey and the illustration was engraved for St. Nicholas magazine from a study by J. H. Dolph. Here is an accompanying poem titled Caesar and Pompey by Tudor Jenks. I scanned these pages […]

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Alice in Wonderland ~ Vintage Storybook Image

by Julie J on August 31, 2014

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Quaint Alice trailed the rabbit, dressed So strangely in a coat and vest And at the bottom of the hole, Had many more adventures droll; By tasting “Drink Me” she grew smaller, By sipping something else, was taller; She met the Duchess, Cheshire Cat, The Mad March Hare and folk like that, […]

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