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Q: Finding a Poem ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Finding a Poem
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: terf-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 30 Apr 2003 20:04 PDT
Expires: 30 May 2003 20:04 PDT
Question ID: 197768
What is the complete poem,title,& poet that was taught to grammar
school students, perhaps in North Carolina,as a memory exercise during
the late 1930's or early 1940's, the first four lines of which is:

He is always standing there,
At the corner of the square,
He is very big and fine,
And his silber buttons shine.........
Subject: Re: Finding a Poem
Answered By: feilong-ga on 30 Apr 2003 20:22 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Terf,

The poem you are looking for is titled My Policeman by Rose Fyleman. A
quick search using the lines you provided immediately showed the
answer. Google Web search showed only one link which when clicked will
show a "The page cannot be found" error page. Lucky for us there's the
Google Cache which saved the day -- thank God for that. :-)

Here's the complete poem:

By Rose Fyleman

He is always standing there
At the corner of the Square;
He is very big and fine
And his silver buttons shine.

All the carts and taxis do
Everything he tells them to,
And the little errand boys
When they pass him make no noise.

Though I seem so very small
I am not afraid at all;
He and I are friends, you see,
And he always smiles at me.

Once I wasn't very good
Rather near to where he stood,
But he never said a word
Though I'm sure he must have heard.

Nurse has a policeman too
(Hers has brown eyes, mine has blue),
Hers is sometimes on a horse,
But I like mine best of course.

You'll find other classic children's poems from the source:

Children's Poems - Tall Folks, Short Folks

Search strategy:

"he is always standing there" "at the corner of the square" "he is
very big and fine" - in Google Web search

I hope this helps you. Should you have any comments/questions, please
feel free to post your clarification before rating this and I'll
attend to you as soon as possible. Thanks for asking.

Best regards,
terf-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Finding a Poem
From: feilong-ga on 01 May 2003 10:00 PDT
Thanks for the excellent rating. I hope you become a frequent user of
Google Answers. Thanks again. :-)

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