Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Poetry Ceilidh via The Beehive!

Eletelephony

By: Laura Richards

Once there was an elephant,

Who tried to use the telephant-
No! No! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone-

(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I've got it right.)
Howe'er it was, he got his trunk

Entangled in the telephunk;

The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee-
(I fear I'd better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)


Thanks to the Beehive for suggesting this poetic week! This is one of my favorite poems from childhood. I am so very thankful to my first grade teacher, Mrs. Peccorino, for introducing me to it, and making us copy a poem each morning. Your class stands out among all the rest for your devotion to creative writing.

3 comments:

Lynn B. said...

That IS a fun one! Thanks for coming to the ceilidh! I figured I could count on YOU!

Lynn

His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

This is one of my favorite poems from childhood too. Thanks for the reminder!

Dani said...

I love this one!