Friday, September 08, 2006

A Little Poetry for You (Ogden Nash)

For Poetry Friday, I went with an old favorite of mine, Ogden Nash. I've posted the first two lines of 6 of his classics. If you click on the last word of each couplet, it will link to a page with the rest of the poem.
Tell me, O Octopus I begs
Is those things arms, or is they
Behold the hippopotamus!
We laugh at how he looks to
A mighty creature is the germ,
Though smaller than the
The ostrich roams the great Sahara.
Its mouth is wide, its neck is
The one-L lama, he's a priest
The two-L llama, he's a
A panther looks like a leopard
Except that it hasn't been

Link to a selection of Ogden Nash animal/insect poetry

Link to other good children's poetry selections

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