Alan Alexander Milne

(18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956 / Kilburn, London)

At The Zoo - Poem by Alan Alexander Milne

There are lions and roaring tigers,
and enormous camels and things,
There are biffalo-buffalo-bisons,
and a great big bear with wings.
There's a sort of a tiny potamus,
and a tiny nosserus too -
But I gave buns to the elephant
when I went down to the Zoo!

There are badgers and bidgers and bodgers,
and a Super-in-tendent's House,
There are masses of goats, and a Polar,
and different kinds of mouse,
And I think there's a sort of a something
which is called a wallaboo -
But I gave buns to the elephant
when I went down to the Zoo!

If you try to talk to the bison,
he never quite understands;
You can't shake hands with a mingo -
he doesn't like shaking hands.
And lions and roaring tigers
hate saying, "How do you do?" -
But I give buns to the elephant
when I go down to the Zoo!


Comments about At The Zoo by Alan Alexander Milne

  • (5/5/2014 2:47:00 AM)


    buns only to the elephants. A nice poem from the great mind. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/23/2008 5:14:00 PM)


    Best poem I ever read! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! It had a good up beat to it and a good sense of style

    look up my poems,
    Jasmine Aira
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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