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Poems About Curiosity

Table of Contents

  1. O Little Road by Annette Wynne
  2. Tear Stains by John Charles McNeill
  3. I Like to Wander Off Alone by Annette Wynne

  1. O Little Road

    by Annette Wynne

    O little road, where do you go?
    I saw you start a while below,
    And then you climbed the woody hill;
    It almost seemed you'd reach the sky, While down below so patient, I Am standing, waiting for you still.

    Will you sometime turn round and then
    Hurry back to home again?
    Or will you always want to stray
    To richer lands far, far away—
    And never once look back to see
    This little house and waiting me?

  2. Tear Stains

    by John Charles McNeill

    Tear-marks stain from page to page
    This book my fathers left to me,—
    So dull that nothing but its age
    Were worth its freight across the sea.

    But tear stains! When, by whom, and why?
    Thus takes my fancy to its wings;
    For grief is old, and one may cry
    About so many things!

  3. I Like to Wander Off Alone

    by Annette Wynne

    I like to wander off alone
    And climb upon a great tall stone,
    And wonder.

    I like to wonder at the sky,
    The curly cloud that tumbles by;
    I like to wonder at the grass
    And all the flying things that pass,
    I wonder if they wonder, too,
    The little things—perhaps they do,
    Perhaps they wonder who am I
    To stare at them as they pass by;

    The curly cloud looks down at me
    And wonders, too, what I may be,
    A tiny spot, so very small,
    The cloud can hardly see at all;
    And all the world is wondering
    At every other wondering thing,
    There's so much wondering to do,
    I wonder if I could get through;
    I think perhaps I might some day
    If I should never stop for play—
    I wonder!

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