The term nursery rhyme is used for "traditional" poems for young children in Britain and many other countries, but usage only dates from the 19th century and in North America the older ‘Mother Goose Rhymes’ is still often used.
Famous quotes by nursery rhyme:
“Yes, I know.
Death sits with his key in my lock.
Not one day is taken for granted.
Even nursery rhymes have put me in hock.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)
“What is your fortune, my pretty maid?
My face is my fortune, Sir, she said.”
—Where Are You Going to, My Pretty Maid? Nursery rhyme.