Edward Lear

(12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888 / London / England)

Alphabet Poem - Poem by Edward Lear

A was once an ant,
Tiny,
Busy,
Speedy,
Shiny
In the groundy
Little ant!

A was once a little ant,
Antsy
Fantsy
Mantsy
Antsy,
Fa ntsy anty,
Little ant!

B was once a little bat,
Batsy,
Watsy,
Fatsy,
Batsy,
B umpy smacky
Little bat!

C was once a little cat,
Batty,
Catty,
Fatty,
Jatty,
F atty batty,
Little cat!

C was once a little cow,
Cowy,
Bowy,
Wowy,
Howy,
Powy cowy,
Little cow!

D was once a little dog,
Doggy,
Woggy,
Loggy,
Doggy,
F asty-runner,
Little doggy!

E was once the whole wide earth,
Earthy,
Mearthy,
Girthy,
It gave birthy
To this new earthy,
This whole wide earth!

G was once a little goat,
Goaty,
Woaty,
Foaty,
Goaty,
Baa, baa oaty,
Little goat!

H was once a little hawk,
Hawky,
Lawky,
Stawky,
Hawky,
Smawky hawky,
Little hawk!

I was once a little iguana,
Igy,
Wigy,
Ligy,
Igy,
Silly willy,
Little iguana!

J was once a little juke box,
Boxy,
Koxy,
Loxy,
Boxy,
Wide insidy,
Little juke box!

K was once a little kit,
Kitty,
Bitty,
Itty,
Witty,
Ic ky kitty,
Little kit!

L was once little lion,
Mindon,
Gion,
Bion,
Sighon
G ooey zion,
Little lion!

M is an 'm' you see,
Memmy,
Temmy,
Semmy,
Shemmy,
Now 'm' is a moose you see,
But she doesn't want to be!

O was once a little ox,
Oxy,
Woxy,
Foxy,
Noxy,
Run run oxy,
Little Ox!

P was once a plump old lady,
Plumpy,
Pumpy,
Tunky,
Wunky,
Plumpy pumpy,
Little old lady!

Q was once a little quail,
Quaily,
Scaly,
Whaly,
Quaily,< br>Paly quaily,
Little quail!

S was once a little snake,
Snakey,
Bakey,
Kakey,
Sakey,In a jungel,
Little snake!

T was once a little turtle,
Turtally,
Urtally,
Nurtally,
Turtally,
Murtally burtally,
Little turtle!

U was once a little unicorn,
Unicorny,
Tricorny,
Minocorny,< br>Unicorny,
In a barn,
Little unicorn!

V was once a little van,
Vanny,
Flanny,
Manny
Vanny,
D rive really fasty,
Little van!

W was once a little witch,
Witchy,
Twitchy,
Cwitchy,
Witc hy,
Fly real high,
Little witch!

X was once a little x-man,
Mexman,
Nexman,
Pexman,
Mexman ,
X-man has big claws,
Little x-man!

Y was once a little yarn,
Yarny,
Carny,
Larny,
Yarny,
Rolly yarny,
Little yarn!

Z was once a little zucchini,
Winey,
Tiney,
Liney,
Winey,
Tinky zinky,
Little letter z!

Form: Abecedarian


Comments about Alphabet Poem by Edward Lear

  • Rookie - 0 Points Rohan Mcclymont (8/9/2015 6:26:00 PM)

    As individual and ambiguous as Edward Lear intended - is as best as i will try to describe this piece. One most striking bit of expression which resonates with me is at letter 'X'. there is an uncanny semblance to the x-man, Wolverine (X-man has big claws) ! which brings me to two things: 1. the story behind the creation of the cartoon team and particular character by Marvel/Stan Lee; and 2. the transcendence which is the Universal Creative. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 23,020 Points Kim Barney (8/9/2015 1:59:00 PM)

    What a pity PH has nothing better to offer for Poem of the Day than this trivial gibberish with its misspelled words (such as JUNGEL instead of JUNGLE) ! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 33,815 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (8/9/2015 10:35:00 AM)

    Amazing poem.with such beautiful order. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,081 Points Ruby Mostazir (8/9/2015 7:10:00 AM)

    F, n and r missing.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,487 Points Ramesh T A (8/9/2015 3:24:00 AM)

    Wonderful abecedarian poem and a difficult one to compose! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010



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