Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A Favorite Poem

This poem is from an old children's book of poetry. The cover with the book title is missing but upon doing some research, I think it is called "100 Best Poems for Children" by Marjorie Barrows.

The poems in the book are great fun to read - and the kids love them as much as I do. I just love the sound of all the "io's".


Antonio, Antonio
Was tired of living alonio.
He thought he would woo
Miss Lissamy Lu,
Miss Lissamy Lucy Molonio.

Antonio, Antonio,
Rode off on his polo-ponio.
He found the fair maid
In a bowery shade,
A-sitting and knitting alonio.

Antonio, Antonio,
Said, "If you will be my ownio,
I'll love you true,
And I'll buy for you
An icery creamery conio!"

Oh, Nonio, Antonio!
You're far too bleak and bonio!
And all that I wish,
You singular fish,
Is that you will quickly begonio."

Antonio, Antonio,
He uttered a dismal moanio;
Then he ran off and hid
(Or I'm told that he did)
In the Antecatarctical Zonio.
Laura E. Richards


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing that poem ! I enjoyed it !

The Correspondent said...

What a fun poem! I've never heard it, and I can't wait to share it with my children.

~ The Correspondent

Karla said...

Fun poem! It's new to me, too. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

It's nice to share these poems every now and again... I often forget that I enjoy reading it.

I don't know if you do these kinds of things, but I tagged you to list 6 quirky things about you. The rules and details are posted here: http://www.familymusings.com/2008/05/my-first-tag.html

This is my first one, so I hope I did it right!