yet another poem(not by me this time)

here is one of my favourite poems ever,it is written by Oliver Herford...here goes...

The Elf and the Dormouse

.. Under the toadstool crept a wee little Elf

Out of the rain to shelter Himself,

Under the toadstool sound asleep

Sat a big Dormouse all in a heap,

Trembled the wee Elf ,frightened, and yet,

Fearing to fly away lest he get wet

To the next shelter-maybe a mile!,

Suddenly the wee Elf smiled a wee smile,

Tugged till the toadstool toppled in two,

Holding it over his head he flew,

Soon he was in his home, dry as could be,

Soon woke the Dormouse -

"Good gracious me"!

"Where is my toadstool"? he lamented,

- And that's how umbrellas first were invented!

(as I said ,this poem is not one of my own but one by OLIVER HERFORD!)

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  • Love it EJ, can understand why it's your favorite :-) :-)

  • Love it. I like a funny poem :-) ThanX

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