Category: animal poetry

  • All-World Wrestling Poetry—a collection of 52 wrestling poems

    _____         _____     The poems in this collection are on wrestling—the collegiate and amateur styles—but also how we wrestle with life, where we find wrestling in our lives, plus our gods, prophets and heroes past, those who have wrestled the classic bouts. It is modern and boundary-busting, and at the […]

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  • Lite Verse with No Cholesterol or Trans Fat, by 33 Already Dead Poets, 6 Unknown Anyway

    ~~~~~       The following poems are selected from the 1920 collection The Book of Humorous Verse, edited by Carolyn Wells (1862-1942).    Each poet is represented only once, and in alphabetical order. However, links are provided so that you can investigate each one.   ~~~~~       by L. J. Bridgman (1857-1931) […]

  • A Gaping-Wide-Mouth Waddling Frog, illustrated by Walter Crane

        _____         illustrated by Walter Crane (1845-1915)     from The Buckle My Shoe Picture Book (1910)     (see The Flip Book version at Internet Archive)         A Gaping-Wide-Mouth Waddling Frog             A gaping-wide-mouth-waddling frog, Two puddings’ ends would choke a […]

  • A Selection of Kitten Verse by Oliver Herford

    _____           Oliver Herford was born in Sheffield, England in 1863 and moved with his family to Chicago, Illinois when he was twelve, then onto Boston seven years later. After schooling back in England and then in Ohio, he moved to New York City with his wife Margaret Regan, where he […]

  • Blue Kookaburra

                Blue Kookaburra     A blue kookaburra should fly in and warn me before I look in Jimmy’s Restaurant and see you at the empty table where we were– cheerful, talking, your hands in the air. The fish should be called in to flop in the road before I […]

  • Butterfly Wisdom, poet unknown

            Gutenberg.org has recently uploaded a book called Pages for Laughing Eyes by Unknown. In it are short yarns for children, some themed to the winter holidays, and quite a few poems, making it a good book to take out for bedtime stories. Two of the poems, “Butterfly Wisdom” and “When I […]

  • Over Emily Dickinson’s for Thanksgiving: 16 Poems

        Emily Dickinson 1830-1886     _____     A Bird came down the Walk                 A Bird came down the Walk–             He did not know I saw–             He bit an Angleworm in halves   […]