Patrick Barrington

[11th Viscount Barrington of Ardglass] (1908-1990 / Great Britain)

Patrick Barrington Poems

1. When I Was Young And Ignorant 4/10/2010
2. I Met A Lady In The Wood 4/10/2010
3. Battle Song 4/10/2010
4. My Love Is Theosophist 4/10/2010
5. I Was A Bustlemaker Once, Girls 1/3/2003
6. The Diplomatic Platypus 1/3/2003
7. I Had A Hippopotamus 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Patrick Barrington

I Had A Hippopotamus

I had a Hippopotamus, I kept him in a shed
And fed him upon vitamins and vegetable bread
I made him my companion on many cheery walks
And had his portrait done by a celebrity in chalk

His charming eccentricities were known on every side
The creatures' popularity was wonderfully wide
He frolocked with the Rector in a dozen friendly tussles
Who could not but remark on his hippopotamuscles

If he should be affected by depression or the dumps
By hippopotameasles or the hippopotamumps
I never knew a particle of peace 'till it was plain
He was ...

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