This blog is about my life as a mother and nanna and about my great family.
By Edward Lear More Edward Lear
There was an Old Man with a beard,Who said, 'It is just as I feared!Two Owls and a Hen,Four Larks and a Wren,Have all built their nests in my beard!'There was an Old Person of Ischia,Whose conduct grew friskier and friskier;He dance hornpipes and jigs,And ate thousands of figs,That lively Old Person of Ischia.There was an Old Man in a boat,Who said, 'I'm afloat, I'm afloat!'When they said, 'No! you ain't!'He was ready to faint,That unhappy Old Man in a boat.There was a Young Lady of Hull,Who was chased by a virulent bull;But she seized on a spade,And called out, 'Who's afraid?'Which distracted that virulent bull.There was an Old Person of Ems,Who casually fell in the Thames;And when he was foundThey said he was drowned,That unlucky Old Person of Ems.There was an Old Man who said, 'Hush!I perceive a young bird in this bush!'When they said, 'Is it small?'He replied, 'Not at all!It is four times as big as the bush!'There was a Young Lady of Russia,Who screamed so that no one could hush her;Her screams were extreme,No one heard such a scream,As was screamed by that lady of Russia.There was an Old Person of Ewell,Who chiefly subsisted on gruel;But to make it more niceHe inserted some mice,Which refreshed that Old Person of Ewell.There was an old man in a tree,Whose whiskers were lovely to see; But the birds of the air, Pluck'd them perfectly bare,To make themselves nests on that tree.There is a Young Lady whose noseContinually prospers and grows;When it grew out of sight,she exclaimed in a fright,"Oh! Farewell to the end of my nose!"There was an Old Person of Dean,Who dined on one pea and one bean;For he said,"More than that would make me too fat,"That cautious Old Person of Dean.There was an Old Person of Dover,Who rushed through a field of blue Clover;But some very large bees,Stung his nose and his knees,So he very soon went back to Dover.There was an Old Man of Peru,Who watched his wife making a stew;But once by mistake,In a stove she did bake,That unfortunate Man of Peru.There was a Young Lady whose bonnet,Came untied when the birds sate upon it;But she said: 'I don't care!All the birds in the airAre welcome to sit on my bonnet!'
I remember in HS making up poems like this for a class assignment. They can get pretty funny. My favorites are the man with the beard and the old man in the boat.Actually, I enjoyed them all.
Debby............I found them a little weird but funny
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