Carolyn Wells

(1869-1942 / the United States)

Carolyn Wells Poems

1. A Day Dream 9/13/2010
2. A Dream Lesson 9/13/2010
3. A Long-Felt Want 9/13/2010
4. A Marvel 9/13/2010
5. A Penitential Week 9/13/2010
6. A Phenomenal Fauna 9/13/2010
7. A Photographic Failure 9/13/2010
8. A Tragic Tale Of Tea 9/13/2010
9. Found Wanting 9/13/2010
10. How The Cat Was Belled 9/13/2010
11. My Barometer 9/13/2010
12. Opulent Ollie 9/13/2010
13. Our Club 9/13/2010
14. Styx River Anthology 9/13/2010
15. The Grandiloquent Goat 9/13/2010
16. The Happy Hyena 9/13/2010
17. The Instructiphone 9/13/2010
18. The Intelligent Hen 9/13/2010
19. The Lay Of The Lady Lorraine 9/13/2010
20. The Arch Armadillo 9/13/2010
21. The Musical Carp 9/13/2010
22. The New Cup 9/13/2010
23. The Rivals 9/13/2010
24. The Smiling Shark 9/13/2010
25. The Spelling Lesson 9/13/2010
26. The Poster-Girl After Dante Gabriel Rossetti 9/13/2010
27. The Purple Cow Parodies 9/13/2010
28. Young America 9/13/2010
29. Sea-Butterflies 7/22/2015
30. A Canner Exceedingly Canny 2/3/2015
31. The Rhyme Of Triangular Tommy 9/13/2010
32. The Funny Kittens 9/13/2010
33. The Very Merry Voyage Of The Macaroni Man 9/13/2010
34. The Strike Of The Fireworks 9/13/2010
35. A Bicycle Built For Two 9/13/2010
36. A Valuable Gift 9/13/2010
37. An Alice Alphabet 9/13/2010
38. A Serious Question 9/13/2010
39. A Modern Invention 9/13/2010
40. An Intercepted Valentine 9/13/2010
Best Poem of Carolyn Wells

The Poster Girl's Defence

It was an Artless Poster Girl pinned up against my wall,
She was tremendous ugly, she was exceeding tall;
I was gazing at her idly, and I think I must have slept,
For that poster maiden lifted up her poster voice, and wept.

She said between her poster sobs, ‘I think it's rather rough
To be jeered and fleered and flouted, and I've stood it long enough;
I'm tired of being quoted as a Fright and Fad and Freak,
And I take this opportunity my poster mind to speak.

‘Although my hair is carmine and my nose is edged with blue,
Although my style is splashy and my ...

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A Bicycle Built For Two

There was an ambitious young eel
Who determined to ride on a wheel;
But try as he might,
He couldn't ride right,
In spite of his ardor and zeal.

If he sat on the saddle to ride
His tail only pedalled one side;
And I'm sure you'll admit

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