Eve Merriam

Eve Merriam Poems

Once upon a time
I caught a little rhyme

I set it on the floor

Sky light.

Dot a dot dot dot a dot dot
Spotting the windowpane.

Spack a spack speck flick a flack fleck

Don't be polite.
Bite in.

Eve Merriam Biography

Eve Merriam was an American poet and writer. Born as Eva Moskovitz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was married for a time to writer Leonard C. Lewin. She later married screenwriter Waldo Salt and was actress Jennifer Salt's stepmother. Merriam died on April 11, 1992 in Manhattan from cancer. Writing Career Merriam's first book was the 1946 Family Circle, which won the Yale Younger Poets Prize. Her book, The Inner City Mother Goose, was described as one of the most banned books of the time. It inspired a 1971 Broadway musical called Inner City and a 1982 musical production called Street Dreams. In 1981 she won the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. She published a total of 88 books.)

The Best Poem Of Eve Merriam

Catch A Little Rhyme

Once upon a time
I caught a little rhyme

I set it on the floor
but it ran right out the door

I chased it on my bicycle
but it melted to an icicle

I scooped it up in my hat
but it turned into a cat

I caught it by the tail
but it stretched into a whale

I followed it in a boat
but it changed into a goat

When I fed it tin and paper
it became a tall skyscraper

Then it grew into a kite
and flew far out of sight...

Eve Merriam Comments

joey kib 06 December 2017

one punch man is awsome

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unknown 27 March 2018

hi~unknown u will never know who i am!

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q\\q212 26 March 2018


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u dont need to know my name 27 September 2018

theres not much info here: /

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Emily Murawski 17 December 2018

I liked the poems but I want Xmas eve shaped poems pleaseπŸ””πŸ””πŸ””πŸ””πŸ‘›πŸ‘›πŸ‘›

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This really sucks! ! 15 May 2020

I searched up 50 poems for school but NONE of them came up. OF CURSE SHE HASN'T POSTED IN THE LAST 14 DAYS! She's dead!

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yes i have 12 February 2020

this site hasn't found my poem....that's bad but for respect i like

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homework 18 January 2020

I was looking for home work and this worked

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henery 10 October 2019

she is the best right right

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i was looking for a copy...to help with homework

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