English poetry

Poems in English

I Do, I Will, I Have

How wise I am to have instructed the butler To instruct the first footman to instruct the second Footman to […]

The Guppy

Whales have calves, Cats have kittens, Bears have cubs, Bats have bittens, Swans have cygnets, Seals have puppies, But guppies […]

The Chipmunk

My friends all know that I am shy, But the chipmunk is twice and shy and I. He moves with […]

The Sniffle

In spite of her sniffle Isabel’s chiffle. Some girls with a sniffle Would be weepy and tiffle; They would look […]

The Joyous Malingerer

Who is the happy husband? Why, indeed, ‘Tis he who’s useless in the time of need; Who, asked to unclasp […]

The People Upstairs

The people upstairs all practise ballet Their living room is a bowling alley Their bedroom is full of conducted tours. […]

The Hippopotamus

Behold the hippopotamus! We laugh at how he looks to us, And yet in moments dank and grim, I wonder […]

The Firefly

The firefly’s flame Is something for which science has no name I can think of nothing eerier Than flying around […]

A Caution To Everybody

Consider the auk; Becoming extinct because he forgot how to fly, and could only walk. Consider man, who may well […]

The Praying Mantis

From whence arrived the praying mantis? From outer space, or lost Atlantis? Glimpse the grin, green metal mug At masks […]

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