9781903458471

Winding Road : A Child's Treasury of Poems, Verses, and Prayers

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  • Copyright: 2005-01-30
  • Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Pr
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Summary

Barton has gathered a rich collection of poems and prayers from folk sources, ancient and modern poets, and many different religious traditions. This inspiring treasury of verses is ideal for celebrating all life's stages and meaningful events from birth to adolescence -- christenings, birthdays and rites of passage, as well as morning graces and evening prayers. Poems and verses bring rhythm, security, and intimacy to family life, providing the right words for celebration, comfort, pleasure, and meditation. This anthology draws on the works of William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Rudolf Steiner, Eleanor Farjeon, James Joyce, Brian Patten, and others.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Jemila Gavin
Introduction xii
Matthew Barton
Part I
The Clay That Shapes: Before Birth
Yes
4(1)
Brian Patten
I am the Song
4(1)
Charles Causley
Self-conceiving
5(1)
Matthew Barton
Good Wish Anon. Translated from the Gaelic
6(1)
Alexander Carmichael
For mothers-to-be
7(1)
Rudolf Steiner
A mother's prayer
7(1)
Anon
I watched the jump you made
8(1)
Francesca Kalliomaki-Barton
Ultrasound
9(1)
Matthew Barton
Prayer
9(1)
Kathleen Jamie
Pregnant Pause
10(1)
Dorothy Baird
Sea Change
11(1)
Catherine Peters
From Prayer before Birth
12(1)
Louis MacNeice
Dialogue with the Unborn
13(1)
Gabriel Millar
Before Birth After Birth
14(2)
Rudolf Steiner
A Shock of Light: Birth
The Birthnight
16(1)
Walter de la Mare
From Red Letter Day
17(1)
Tom Pow
From The Million Sufferings of the Light
18(1)
Paul Matthews
For a mother to speak for her child
18(1)
Rudolf Steiner
From Frost at Midnight
19(1)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Infant Joy
20(1)
William Blake
Infant Sorrow
20(1)
William Blake
`The Angel that presided o'er my birth'
21(1)
William Blake
Let-Down
22(1)
Catherine Byron
Nursery Blues
23(1)
Dorothy Baird
When Chloe Was Small And We So Tired
24(2)
Carrie Grabo
Lullaby
26(2)
Gabriel Millar
Raining Double Blessings Down: Blessing, Naming and Baptism
From Birth Baptism Anon. Translated from the Gaelic
28(1)
Alexander Carmichael
Gaelic Blessing
28(1)
Anon
Christening Verse
29(1)
Rudolf Steiner
For my daughter, Anouk Finn, on the day of her naming
30(1)
Claudine Whiting
Christening
31(1)
Dorothy Baird
Birthdays
32(2)
Glenis Redmond
Prayer for a Young Child
34(1)
Gabriel Millar
Wishes for Anouk
35(1)
Claudine Whiting
Peace Anon. Translated from the Gaelic
36(4)
Alexander Carmichael
Part II
To Shine on Earth: A Young Child'S Birthday
Monday's child is fair of face
40(1)
Anon
For the night before a birthday
41(1)
Anon
A goodnight kiss for the five-year-old
41(1)
Anon
Birthday morning
42(1)
Anon
Lighting birthday candles
42(1)
Anon
They chose me
43(1)
Jamila Gavin
For the night following a birthday
44(2)
Anon
Arise, Arise! Morning Verses with Young Children
Pawnee Prayer
46(1)
Anon
The great sun is rising
46(1)
Anon
The Robin's Song
47(1)
Anon
Pippa's Song
48(1)
Robert Browning
Hark! Hark! The lark at heaven's gate sings
48(1)
William Shakespeare
Over the earth is a mantle of green
49(1)
Anon
Birds in the air After Angelus Silesius
49(1)
The golden sun so great and bright
49(1)
Anon
Spring Prayer
50(1)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Seeing the sun
50(1)
Rudolf Steiner
The sun's bright light
51(1)
Rudolf Steiner
The through-cloud shiner
51(1)
Rudolf Steiner
Fruit in a blossom
52(1)
Owen Barfield
Sun
52(1)
Anon
Alexander Carmichael
Song of the Dawn
53(1)
Anon
Home
54(2)
Gabriel Millar
Bread is a Lovely Thing to Eat: Graces
I saw a stranger today From the Gaelic
56(1)
A Child's Grace
56(1)
Anon
Some hae meat and canna eat
56(1)
Robert Burns
American Indian Prayer
57(1)
Anon
Before the flour the mill
58(1)
Anon
Substance of earth
58(1)
Francis Edmunds
For the deep earth that cradles the seed
58(1)
Gladys Hahn
In the deep, dark earth, plants stir
59(1)
Rudolf Steiner
Sunlight streams through
59(1)
Rudolf Steiner
On each grain is written Hindi grace
60(1)
The Harvest
60(1)
Alice C. Henderson
It's not the bread that feeds us
60(1)
Angelus Silesius
Blessings on the blossom
61(1)
Anon
Lovely Things
61(1)
H.M. Sarson
From The Traveller
62(1)
Oliver Goldsmith
Love's Fabric
63(1)
Paul Matthews
Love
64(2)
George Herbert
Sleep's Unlatched Door: Evening and Prayer
This Moment
66(1)
Eavan Boland
From The Song of Hiawatha
67(2)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Evening
69(1)
Emily Dickinson
The Moon
70(1)
Emily Dickinson
From my head to my feet
71(2)
Rudolf Steiner
Prayer at the Ringing of Evening Bells
73
Rudolf Steiner
All the stars in the sky
72(1)
Rudolf Steiner
The stars shine
72(1)
Rudolf Steiner
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
73(1)
Anon
Now I lay me down to sleep
73(1)
Anon
Finger Verse
73(1)
Winnie Mossman
Hindu Cradle Song
74(1)
Anon
Sweet and Low
75(1)
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Silver
76(1)
Walter de la Mare
Prayer of St. Patrick
77(1)
Anon
I see the moon
77(1)
Anon
The night is so dark
78(1)
Anon
The Guardian Angel Celtic prayer
78(1)
On a Dark Road
79(1)
Robert Herrick
From The Starlight Night
79(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Fairies' Song to Titania
80(1)
William Shakespeare
Psalm 23
81(1)
From Night
82(1)
William Blake
Bed in Summer
83(1)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Good Night
84(1)
Ruth Ainsworth
The House of Dream
85(1)
Walter de la Mare
On the Tree-Top
86(4)
Matthew Barton
Part III
Feet Find a Way: First Milestones
From The Prelude
90(1)
William Wordsworth
From Wonder
90(2)
Thomas Traherne
From The Third Century
92(1)
Thomas Traherne
Norfolk Shore
93(1)
Matthew Barton
Two-Year-Old
94(1)
Norman MacCaig
Beattie Is Three
95(1)
Adrian Mitchell
Lao Waking
96(1)
Gabriel Millar
From The Shepherd's Calendar
97(1)
John Clare
There's a Girl
98(1)
Paul Matthews
Thumb
99(1)
Matthew Barton
Whitsun Ride
100(1)
Matthew Barton
A Good Play
101(1)
Robert Louis Stevenson
My Mother said that I never should
101(1)
Anon
My girl's a jack-o'-lantern
102(1)
Gabriel Millar
Registers
102(1)
Michael Laskey
`Yann says Marlon's got a magic pig'
103(1)
Gabriel Millar
My Quiet Place
103(1)
Florence Kayll
Isn't My Name Magical?
104(1)
James Berry
Selfhood Discovered
105(1)
Margaret Gudemian
A Song of Riches
106(1)
Katharine Lee Bates
From Home at Grasmere
107(1)
William Wordsworth
From The Prelude
107(2)
William Wordsworth
Revisiting No. 33
109(1)
Dorothy Baird
The Boy's Song
110(1)
James Hogg
The Schoolboy
111(1)
William Blake
The Land of Counterpane
112(1)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Mama's Magic
113(2)
Glenis Redmond
Recipe for a Mother
115(1)
Dorothy Baird
Their Father
116(1)
Gabriel Millar
The Children's Hour
117(2)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Schoolboys in Winter
119(1)
John Clare
From The Prelude
119(3)
William Wordsworth
Sorrow's Springs: Illness and Upset
Spring and Fall
122(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Crib Song
123(1)
Laura Hope-Gill
The Poet and the Toddler
124(2)
Allan Wolff
The Sick Child
126(1)
Dorothy Baird
The Sick Child
127(1)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Bedtime
128(1)
Jeremy Mulford
The Shoes
128(2)
John Mole
Return Journeys
130(1)
Jeremy Mulford
Sleeping with Amy
131(1)
Gillie Griffin
From Psalm 22
132(1)
From Affliction IV
132(1)
George Herbert
From Carrion Comfort
133(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
From The Wreck of the Deutschland
133(1)
Gerard Manley Hopkins
One, Two, Whatever You Do
134(2)
Anon
A Wind Where the Rose Was: Bereavement
Janet Waking
136(1)
John Crowe Ransom
Russet Leaves
137(1)
Brien Masters
From We Are Seven
138(2)
William Wordsworth
The Land of Dreams
140(1)
William Blake
The Dead Girl
141(1)
Catherine Peters
Drowning
142(1)
Matthew Barton
That's Normal
143(2)
Anon
Autumn
145(1)
Walter de la Mare
On My First Son
146(1)
Ben Jonson
The Elf King
146(2)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In Painswick Churchyard
148(1)
Frances Horovitz
From Melodious One of the Mountains
148(2)
Anon
Alexander Carmichael
For you, Papa
150(1)
Kirsten Bergh
Remembering Anna
151(1)
Matthew Barton
Said by the father of a child who died at birth
151(1)
From Adonais
152(1)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
`Do not stand at my grave and weep'
153(1)
Anon
From For Now
153(1)
Jay Ramsay
The Swan
154(1)
Rainer Maria Rilke
Matthew Barton
Verse
154(4)
Rudolf Steiner
Part IV
The Ground to Stand on: Stepping Out and Growing Away
My parents
158(1)
Mark Vinten
On Turning Ten
158(2)
Billy Collins
Learning To Row
160(1)
Matthew Barton
Fall
161(1)
Matthew Barton
Letting Go
162(1)
Dorothy Baird
Relief
162(2)
Dorothy Baird
Middle of the Road
164(1)
Matthew Barton
A Confirmation
165(1)
Paul Matthews
My soul: your wishes bud
166(1)
Rudolf Steiner
Vigour shine through me
166(1)
Rudolf Steiner
Poem for a Rite of Passage
167(1)
Anon
Jerome K. Rothenburg
From Invocation of Peace
168(1)
Fiona Macleod
Growing Pains
168(1)
Philip Lyons
Swimming the Quarry
169(1)
Matthew Barton
Adolescent
169(1)
Anon
Christmas Night
170(1)
Paul Matthews
Phantom
171(1)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
First Love
171(1)
John Clare
Romance
172(1)
Arthur Rimbaud
A.S. Kline
Sensation
173(1)
Arthur Rimbaud
A.S. Kline
Before Play
174(1)
Vasco Popa
Anne Pethington
Joy and woe are woven fine
175(1)
William Blake
Now That I Am Nothing
176(1)
Alan Jackson
Wild One
177(1)
Alan Jackson
A Door
178(1)
Alan Jackson
Motherless Child
179(1)
Anon
A Welcome
180(1)
Paul Matthews
Everyone Sang
181(1)
Siegfried Sassoon
Be horn
182(2)
Gabriel Millar
I Am Good Fortune: Leaving Home
From The Kalevala
184(1)
W. F. Kirby
My Bohemia: A Fantasy
185(1)
Arthur Rimbaud
A.S. Kline
A Child Leaves Home
186(1)
Olivia Byard
From into the heart
186(2)
Jay Ramsay
The Traveller
188(1)
Jay Ramsay
Definitions
189(1)
Gabriel Millar
The Fool
189(1)
Gabriel Millar
Fairy Tale
190(1)
Miroslav Holub
George Theiner
From Song of the Open Road
191(1)
Walt Whitman
Daughter
192(1)
Gabriel Millar
Benedico
193(1)
A.S. Kline
May the road rise to meet you
194(2)
Anon
Appendix: Waldorf School Verses
Morning verse for younger classes
196(1)
Rudolf Steiner
Morning verse for older classes
197(1)
Rudolf Steiner
Verse for the beginning of religious studies lessons
198(1)
Rudolf Steiner
Verse for ending a lesson
198(1)
Anon
Some ideas for using this book 199(3)
Acknowledgements 202(3)
Index of first lines 205(5)
Matthew Barton 210

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