Thursday, 18 December 2014

'Frog Went A'Courtin' '

 'Frog Went A'Courtin' ', an illustration by John Vernon Lord for a traditional poem
in The Song That Sings The Bird, Poems for Young children, 
chosen by Ruth Craft, Collins 1989, page 66.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

'Calico Pie'


 'Calico Pie', an illustration by John Vernon Lord for a poem by Edward Lear
in The Song That Sings The Bird, Poems for Young children, 
chosen by Ruth Craft, Collins 1989, page 63.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

'On John Bun'


 'On John Bun', an illustration by John Vernon Lord for an anonymous poem
in The Song That Sings The Bird, Poems for Young children, 
chosen by Ruth Craft, Collins 1989, page 53.

The Text

Here lies John Bun;
He was killed by a gun.
His name was not Bun, but Wood;
But Wood would not rhyme with Gun, and Bun would.

Monday, 15 December 2014

'Rapunzel'

 'Rapunzel, an illustration by John Vernon Lord for a poem by James K Baxter
in The Song That Sings The Bird, Poems for Young children, 
chosen by Ruth Craft, Collins 1989, page 49.


Saturday, 13 December 2014

'The Boy Fishing'


 'The Boy Fishing', an illustration by John Vernon Lord for a poem by EJ Scovell
in The Song That Sings The Bird, Poems for Young children, 
chosen by Ruth Craft, Collins 1989, page 37.

'London City',


 'London City', an illustration by John Vernon Lord for a poem by Russell Hoban
in The Song That Sings The Bird, Poems for Young children, 
chosen by Ruth Craft, Collins 1989, page 38.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

'Marigold Pie'

 'Marigold Pie', an illustration by John Vernon Lord for a poem by Dennis Doyle
in The Song That Sings The Bird, Poems for Young children, 
chosen by Ruth Craft, Collins 1989, page 35.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

'Mushrooms'

 'Mushrooms', an illustration by John Vernon Lord for a poem by Sylvia Plath 
in The Song That Sings The Bird, Poems for Young children, 
chosen by Ruth Craft, Collins 1989, page 30.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

'Pink Azalea'

 'Pink Azalea', an illustration by John Vernon Lord for a poem by Charlotte Zolotow
in The Song That Sings The Bird, Poems for Young children, 
chosen by Ruth Craft, Collins 1989, page 26.

Monday, 8 December 2014

'The Sea'


An illustration by John Vernon Lord for a poem  by James Reeves, entitled 'The Sea' 
in 
The Song that Sings the Bird, Poems for Young Children
chosen and selected by Ruth Craft, Collins, 1989, page 23.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

'The Key of the Kingdom'


An illustration by John Vernon Lord for an anonymous poem entitled 'The Key of the Kingdom' 
in 
The Song that Sings the Bird, Poems for Young Children
chosen and selected by Ruth Craft, Collins, 1989, page 20.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

'The Penny Fiddle'

An illustration by John Vernon Lord for Robert Graves' poem 'The Penny Fiddle' 
in 
The Song that Sings the Bird, Poems for Young Children
chosen and selected by Ruth Craft, Collins, 1989, page 17.

Monday, 1 December 2014

'The Dragon Speaks'

An illustration by John Vernon Lord for CS Lewis's poem 'The Dragon Speaks' 
in 
The Song that Sings the Bird, Poems for Young Children
chosen and selected by Ruth Craft, Collins, 1989, page 14.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

The Song that Sings the Bird (the cover)


The Song that Sings the Bird, Poems for Young Children, chosen and selected by Ruth Craft, Collins.
The cover designed by John Vernon Lord, 1989.

Friday, 28 November 2014

'The Old Person of Cassel'

'The Old Person of Cassel', an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
in The Nonsense Vesrse of Edward Lear, Jonathan Cape, 1984 and reprinted in 2012, page 10.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

'The Old Man of West Dumpet'


'The Old Man of West Dumpet', an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
in The Nonsense Vesrse of Edward Lear, Jonathan Cape, 1984 and reprinted in 2012, page 10.


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

'The Old Man with a Nose' (repose)


'The Old Man with a Nose' (repose), an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
in The Nonsense Vesrse of Edward Lear, Jonathan Cape, 1984 and reprinted in 2012, page 8.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

'The Old Man with a Nose' (suppose)




'The Old Man with a Nose' (suppose), an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
in The Nonsense Vesrse of Edward Lear, Jonathan Cape, 1984 and reprinted in 2012, page 8.

Monday, 24 November 2014

'The Owl and the Pussy-cat'


'The Owl and the Pussy-cat', an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
in The Nonsense Vesrse of Edward Lear, Jonathan Cape, 1984 and reprinted in 2012, page 2.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

'The Old Derry down Derry'


'The Old Derry down Derry', an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
in The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear, Jonathan Cape, 1984 and reissued in 2012, page 1.

(Note: this is a portrait of Edward Lear himself with the children at Knowsley Hall where the poet invented his first set of nonsense limericks that were first published in 1846.)