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. The Lion 9/16/2010
21. Alphabet Of Celebrities 9/16/2010
22. The Game 9/16/2010
23. The Mon-Goos 9/16/2010
24. The Outing 9/16/2010
25. The Cow 3/20/2015
26. The Shadow Kitten 9/16/2010
27. The Whole Duty Of Kittens 9/16/2010
28. A Penguin 9/16/2010
29. The Dog 9/16/2010
30. The Hen 9/16/2010
31. The Moon 9/16/2010
32. The Milk Jug 9/16/2010
33. The Puppy 9/16/2010
34. Proem 9/16/2010
35. The Chimpanzee 9/16/2010
36. The Elf And The Dormouse 9/16/2010
37. The Platypus 9/16/2010
Best Poem of Oliver Herford

The Platypus

MY child, the Duck-billed Platypus
A sad example sets for us:
From him we learn how Indecision
Of character provokes Derision.
This vacillating Thing, you see,
Could not decide which he would be,
Fish, Flesh, or Fowl, and chose all three.
The scientists were sorely vexed
To classify him; so perplexed
Their brains, that they, with Rage at bay,
Called him a horrid name one day,--
A name that baffles, frights and shocks us,
Ornithorhynchus Paradoxus.

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A Thought

It’s very nice to think of how
In every country lives a Cow
To furnish milk with all her might
For Kittens’ comfort and delight.

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