Friday, February 02, 2007

Blogger Silent Poetry whatever the hell it is

Eletelephony

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.)
How e'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 better drop the song
of elephop and telephong!

-- L.E. Richards

12 comments:

Theresa said...

This was one of my absolutely favorite poems as a kid! I started laughing as soon as I read the first line and remembered it.

Sherry W said...

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Carrie said...

HeeHee! That was a cute one.

Janice in GA said...

Theresa, that was one of my favorites too! My book had a silly illustration of an elephant tangled up in a telephone cord. :)

Jane said...

I'd forgotten about that one! Fits of giggles always followed!

Bridget said...

The poem is excellent, but I like the post title even better.

TheAmpuT said...

Okay, I just came from reading a half-dozen really deeeep poems, and then came to this. So thanks. I needed that! *smooch*

knitting bandit said...

Thanks for the blast from the past. It actually made me think of my favorite poem book as a kid--heck, maybe even now--Shel Silverstein. He had some funny stuff too!

Jen said...

Best poem of the day. Yay!

Mary Lou said...

OK, so why can I STILL recite this at top speed, but can't find my car keys? Thanks.

Windansea said...

Awww....I remember loving that when I was little! Thanks!!

TheBon said...

I memorized and read that one when I was six for public speaking. Do elementary schools still do that anymore?