Poems to make 4-year-olds memorize

English: Portrait of Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dy...

English: Portrait of Allen Ginsberg and Bob Dylan by Elsa Dorfman (1975) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Someone asked me to recommend poems for their 4-year-old to memorize. Rather than question this parenting technique (or why she would ask a humor writer for poetry recommendations), I immediately came up with a few poems to recommend. None are kids poems (neither written by nor, to my knowledge, for children). Here they are:

So that’s the list. Whaddya think?

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