Edward Lear

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

Edward Lear Poems

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

Comments about Edward Lear

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

    Where is The Owl and the pussycat? .

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  • 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

The Owl And The Pussy-Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Pussy said to the Owl, 'You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?'
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the ...

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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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