Laura Elizabeth Richards
Laura Elizabeth Richards Poems
- Eletelephony Once there was an elephant, Who tried to use ...
- Bird Song The Robin sings of willow-buds, Of snowflakes on ...
- Antonio Antonio, Antonio Was tired of living alonio. He ...
- Mrs Snipkin And Mrs Wobblechin Skinny Mrs. Snipkin, With her...
- A Song Of Two Angels Two angels came through the gate ...
- Dog-Gerel I sat beside a lady fair, A lady grave and ...
- Jeremi' And Josephine As Jeremi' and Josephine Were ...
Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards (February 27, 1850 - January 14, 1943) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to a high-profile family. During her life, she wrote over 90 books, including children's, biographies, poetry, and others. A well-known children's poem for which she is noted is the literary nonsense verse "Eletelephony."
Her father was Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, an ... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
Comments about Laura Elizabeth Richards
Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant-
No! no! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone-
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I've got it right.)
Howe'er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee-
(I fear I'd better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)