Carolyn Wells

(1869-1942 / the United States)

Carolyn Wells Poems

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

The Poster Girl's Defence

It was an Artless Poster Girl pinned up against my wall,
She was tremendous ugly, she was exceeding tall;
I was gazing at her idly, and I think I must have slept,
For that poster maiden lifted up her poster voice, and wept.

She said between her poster sobs, ‘I think it's rather rough
To be jeered and fleered and flouted, and I've stood it long enough;
I'm tired of being quoted as a Fright and Fad and Freak,
And I take this opportunity my poster mind to speak.

‘Although my hair is carmine and my nose is edged with blue,
Although my style is splashy and my ...

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A Great Lady

This is the Queen of Nonsense Land,
She wears her bonnet on her hand;
She carpets her ceilings and frescos her floors,
She eats on her windows and sleeps on her doors.
Oh, ho! Oh, ho! to think there could be
A lady so silly-down-dilly as she!

She goes for a walk on an ocean wave,
She fishes for cats in a coral cave;

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