Thursday, June 13, 2013

Poor Potatoes!

by Jack Prelutsky

Poor potatoes underground
never get to look around,

do not have a chance to see
butterfly or bumblebee.

Poor potatoes never look

at the fishes in the brook,

never see the sunny skies – 
what a waste of all those eyes!

Butterflies, bumblebees, and eyes... on eBay.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

How Many Cats is Too Many???

There once were two cats of Kilkenny

Each thought there was one cat too many

So they fought and they fit

And they scratched and they bit

'Til (excepting their nails

And the tips of their tails)

Instead of two cats there weren't any!

(except the ones on etsy and eBay)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Berserk Hippos

Hippos Go Berserk

From "Hippos Go Berserk!", by Sandra Boynton. 

One hippo, all alone,
Calls two hippos on the phone.
Three hippos at the door, 
bring along another four. 

Five hippos come overdressed. 
Six hippos show up with a guest. 

Seven hippos arrive in a sack. 
Eight hippos sneak in the back. 
Nine hippos show up to work.


All through the hippo night,
hippos play with great delight.

But at the hippo break of day,
the hippos all must go away. 

Nine hippos and a beast,
join eight hippos riding east, 
while seven hippos moving west, 
leave six hippos quite distressed, 

and five hippos set forth,
with four hippos headed north,
three hippos say 'good day'. 
The last two hippos go their way. 

One hippo, alone once more, 
misses the other forty four. 

Going berserk with hippos in