Quote Originally Posted by Mariam View Post
Classical poetry frequency has references to religion, it is just part of the tradition.

That being said, some of my favorite anthologies are:

Poems to Learn by Heart and A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children both are edited by Caroline Kennedy
Random House Book of Poetry for Children

A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson

This one is a fun one, as it comes with a cd and poetry from the book is read
Child's Introduction to Poetry: Listen While You Learn About the Magic Words That Have Moved Mountains, Won Battles, and Made Us Laugh and Cry

A silly one, that is also a classic is A Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear

I have to second Poems to Learn By Heart. Beautiful collection. I can't remember if it's completely god-free or not, as I don't worry too much about religious references in literature or poetry (just keep that shit out mah textbooks), but it's such a lovely book.