Oliver Herford

(1863-1935)

Oliver Herford Poems

1. Anticipation 9/16/2010
2. Child's Natural History 9/16/2010
3. Education 9/16/2010
4. Facilis Ascensus 9/16/2010
5. Foreign Kittens 9/16/2010
6. Good And Bad Kittens 9/16/2010
7. Happy Thought 9/16/2010
8. In Darkest Africa 9/16/2010
9. Japanesque 9/16/2010
10. Metaphysics 9/16/2010
11. A Song Of A Heart 9/16/2010
12. A Thought 9/16/2010
13. Some Geese 9/16/2010
14. Song 9/16/2010
15. The Hippopotamus 9/16/2010
16. The Joy Ride 9/16/2010
17. The Puncture 9/16/2010
18. Why Ye Blossome Cometh Before Ye Leafe 9/16/2010
19. Winter And Summer 9/16/2010
20. A Thanksgiving Fable 8/26/2015
21. I Heard A Bird Sing 11/6/2015
22. The Lion 9/16/2010
23. Alphabet Of Celebrities 9/16/2010
24. The Game 9/16/2010
25. The Mon-Goos 9/16/2010
26. The Outing 9/16/2010
27. The Shadow Kitten 9/16/2010
28. The Whole Duty Of Kittens 9/16/2010
29. The Dog 9/16/2010
30. A Penguin 9/16/2010
31. The Hen 9/16/2010
32. The Moon 9/16/2010
33. The Milk Jug 9/16/2010
34. The Puppy 9/16/2010
35. Proem 9/16/2010
36. The Chimpanzee 9/16/2010
37. The Platypus 9/16/2010
38. The Cow 3/20/2015
39. The Elf And The Dormouse 9/16/2010
Best Poem of Oliver Herford

The Elf And The Dormouse

Under a toadstool crept a wee 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!
Sudden the wee Elf smiled a wee smile.

Tugged till the toadstool toppled in two.
Holding it over him, gaily he flew.

Soon he was safe home, dry as could be.
Soon woke the Dormouse—'Good gracious me!

'Where is my toadstool?' loud he lamented.
—And that's how umbrellas ...

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Anticipation

When I grow up I mean to be
A Lion large and fierce to see.
I’ll mew so loud that Cook in fright
Will give me all the cream in sight.
And anyone who dares to say
“Poor Puss” to me will rue the day.
Then having swallowed him I’ll creep
Into the Guest Room Bed to sleep.

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