Christopher Morley

(5 May 1890 – 28 March 1957 / Haverford, Pennslyvania)

Animal Crackers - Poem by Christopher Morley

Animal crackers and cocoa to drink,
That is the finest of suppers I think;
When I'm grown up and can have what I please
I think I shall always insist upon these.
What do YOU choose when you're offered a treat?
When Mother says, 'What would you like best to eat?'
Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?
It's cocoa and animals that I love most!

The kitchen's the cosiest place that I know;
The kettle is singing, the stove is aglow,
And there in the twilight, how jolly to see
The cocoa and animals waiting for me.

Daddy and Mother dine later in state,
With Mary to cook for them, Susan to wait;
But they don't have nearly as much fun as I
Who eat in the kitchen with Nurse standing by;
And Daddy once said, he would like to be me
Having cocoa and animals once more for tea.


Comments about Animal Crackers by Christopher Morley

  • (5/1/2018 1:27:00 PM)

    This poem is amazing i love it (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (2/17/2018 9:01:00 AM)

    I had to memorize a poem in the 5th grade,50 years ago, and this is the one I chose. I was amazed to realize I still had it memorized. (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Jann Rau (4/28/2012 11:07:00 PM)

    I really enjoy this poetry (Report)Reply

    11 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
Read all 3 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]