Do you like poetry? I do. When I was ten, I received Kids Pick the Funniest Poems as a Christmas present, and I’ve loved reading poetry ever since. I have many favorite poems from this book, like “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout” and “Sick” by Shel Silverstein (click the poem title to read it). Another good one is “Eletelephony” by Laura E. 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!)
If you have a favorite poem or poetry book you’d like to share, let me know and we can post it for next week’s Poetry Friday. You can also share a poem you’ve written.