Edward Lear

(12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888 / London / England)

Edward Lear Poems

121. The Daddy Long-Legs And The Fly 4/14/2010
122. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Whose Nose 4/14/2010
123. Limerick: There Was An Old Man Of Peru 4/14/2010
124. The Pelican Chorus 4/14/2010
125. Incidents In The Life Of My Uncle Arly 4/14/2010
126. He Lived At Dingle Bank 4/14/2010
127. The Table And The Chair 4/14/2010
128. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Whose Chin 4/14/2010
129. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady In White 4/14/2010
130. Limerick: The Was A Young Lady Of Bute 4/14/2010
131. The Duck And The Kangaroo 4/14/2010
132. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Hull 4/14/2010
133. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Norway, 4/14/2010
134. Limerick: There Was A Young Lady Of Dorking, 4/14/2010
135. There Was An Old Man Of Thermopylae 1/3/2003
136. Imitation Of The Olden Poets 4/14/2010
137. Calicoe Pie 4/14/2010
138. Nonsense Alphabet 4/14/2010
139. The Akond Of Swat 1/3/2003
140. The Courtship Of The Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo 1/3/2003
141. The Dong With A Luminous Nose 1/3/2003
142. There Was An Old Lady Whose Folly 1/3/2003
143. There Was An Old Person Of Nice 1/1/2004
144. Cold Are The Crabs 4/14/2010
145. There Was A Young Lady Whose Eyes 1/1/2004
146. There Was An Old Man Of New York 1/1/2004
147. There Was An Old Man On The Border 1/1/2004
148. The Quangle Wangle's Hat 1/1/2004
149. There Was An Old Man Of Calcutta 1/3/2003
150. Alphabet Poem 4/14/2010
151. There Was An Old Man With A Beard 1/3/2003
152. The Jumblies 1/3/2003
153. The Pobble Who Has No Toes 1/3/2003
154. There Was An Old Man In A Tree 1/3/2003
155. The Owl And The Pussy-Cat 1/3/2003
156. How Pleasant To Know Mr. Lear 1/3/2003

Comments about Edward Lear

  • Zehra (6/28/2018 8:38:00 AM)

    So sweet

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  • Jeff kaplin (5/8/2018 2:17:00 PM)

    I’m from the overeat h team

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  • james pollo (3/22/2018 11:08:00 AM)

    his poems are good (my sis sas they are epic) :)

  • Mister guy (3/5/2018 4:34:00 AM)

    Love the poems how much have you done.?

  • MIlAs (12/7/2017 10:07:00 PM)


  • Sandra Feldman (8/9/2015 1:49:00 PM)

    When I was child, my dear mother read me lots of rhymes and poems for children which began my unending love for poetry. One of my favorites was The Pussy Cat and the Owl, still love it, but never bothered to find out who wrote it..After so many years, now I know it was Edward Lear, thanks to this wonderful site, Poem Hunter.

  • Michael Baker (1/1/2013 4:18:00 AM)

    Where is The Owl and the pussycat? .

  • Christine Pointer (10/26/2005 4:43:00 PM)

    When I was in junior school I did not attend assemblies with the other children because of my religion. During the time that the others were singing hymns I was allowed to read my teachers precious copy of Edward Lear poems. This introduced me to the wonderful world of poetry and verse and of course reading. I found Mr. Lear's poems funny and endearing and full of visual delight.

Best Poem of Edward Lear

How Pleasant To Know Mr. Lear

How pleasant to know Mr. Lear,
Who has written such volumes of stuff.
Some think him ill-tempered and queer,
But a few find him pleasant enough.

His mind is concrete and fastidious,
His nose is remarkably big;
His visage is more or less hideous,
His beard it resembles a wig.

He has ears, and two eyes, and ten fingers,
(Leastways if you reckon two thumbs);
He used to be one of the singers,
But now he is one of the dumbs.

He sits in a beautiful parlour,
With hundreds of books on the wall;
He drinks a great deal of marsala, ...

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The Akond Of Swat

Who, or why, or which, or what, Is the Akond of SWAT?

Is he tall or short, or dark or fair?
Does he sit on a stool or a sofa or a chair,
        or SQUAT,
    The Akond of Swat?

Is he wise or foolish, young or old?
Does he drink his soup and his coffee cold,

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