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He was a child who dreamed. Poetry by Antonio Machado for children

He was a child who dreamed. Poetry by Antonio Machado for children


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We offer you a beautiful poem by Antonio Machado to read to children: 'He was a child who dreamed'. It is a short poem about a dreamy boy with a lot of fantasy.

Discover your child the poetry with poems that make him imagine, such as this poem by Antonio Machado, 'He was a child who dreamed'. It also serves to encourage your child to read.

I was a child who dreamed

a cardboard horse.

The boy opened his eyes

and the horse did not see.

With a white horse

the boy dreamed again;

and he took it by the mane ...

Now you won't get away!

He had barely caught it

the boy woke up.

His fist was clenched.

The horse flew!

The boy was very serious

thinking it's not true

a dreamed horse.

And he did not dream again.

But the boy became a boy

and the boy had a love,

and to his beloved he said:

Are you for real or not?

When the waiter got old he thought:

Everything is dreaming, the dreamed horse

and the real horse.

And when death came,

the old man to his heart asked:

Are you dream?

Who knows if he woke up!

(Antonio Machado)

Surely your son did not fully understand what Antonio Machado wanted to say in this poem. But you can help him and find out if he at least paid attention. You can help yourself with these questions:

  • What did the child dream of the first time?
  • What happened when you opened your eyes?
  • And then what did he dream of?
  • And what happened when you woke up?
  • What happened when the boy grew up?

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