Carolyn Wells

(1869-1942 / the United States)

Carolyn Wells Poems

1. A Dream Lesson 9/13/2010
2. A Penitential Week 9/13/2010
3. A Phenomenal Fauna 9/13/2010
4. A Photographic Failure 9/13/2010
5. A Tragic Tale Of Tea 9/13/2010
6. An Intercepted Valentine 9/13/2010
7. An Old Love 9/13/2010
8. Found Wanting 9/13/2010
9. How The Cat Was Belled 9/13/2010
10. My Barometer 9/13/2010
11. Opulent Ollie 9/13/2010
12. Our Club 9/13/2010
13. A Long-Felt Want 9/13/2010
14. A Marvel 9/13/2010
15. Styx River Anthology 9/13/2010
16. The Arch Armadillo 9/13/2010
17. The Grandiloquent Goat 9/13/2010
18. The Happy Hyena 9/13/2010
19. The Instructiphone 9/13/2010
20. The Intelligent Hen 9/13/2010
21. The Lay Of The Lady Lorraine 9/13/2010
22. The Musical Carp 9/13/2010
23. The New Cup 9/13/2010
24. The Poster-Girl After Dante Gabriel Rossetti 9/13/2010
25. The Purple Cow Parodies 9/13/2010
26. The Rivals 9/13/2010
27. The Smiling Shark 9/13/2010
28. The Spelling Lesson 9/13/2010
29. Young America 9/13/2010
30. A Canner Exceedingly Canny 2/3/2015
31. The Very Merry Voyage Of The Macaroni Man 9/13/2010
32. The Strike Of The Fireworks 9/13/2010
33. The Rhyme Of Triangular Tommy 9/13/2010
34. Dorothy's Opinion 9/13/2010
35. The Funny Kittens 9/13/2010
36. A Modern Invention 9/13/2010
37. Bobby's Pocket 9/13/2010
38. A Valuable Gift 9/13/2010
39. An Alice Alphabet 9/13/2010
40. A Serious Question 9/13/2010
Best Poem of Carolyn Wells

Puzzled

There lived in ancient Scribbletown a wise old writer-man,
Whose name was Homer Cicero Demosthenes McCann.
He'd written treatises and themes till, 'For a change,' he said,
'I think I'll write a children's book before I go to bed.'

He pulled down all his musty tomes in Latin and in Greek;
Consulted cyclopaedias and manuscripts antique,
Essays in Anthropology, studies in counterpoise--
'For these,' he said, 'are useful lore for little girls and boys.'

He scribbled hard, and scribbled fast, he burned the midnight oil,
And when he reached 'The End' he felt ...

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A Bicycle Built For Two

There was an ambitious young eel
Who determined to ride on a wheel;
But try as he might,
He couldn't ride right,
In spite of his ardor and zeal.

If he sat on the saddle to ride
His tail only pedalled one side;
And I'm sure you'll admit

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