Eve Merriam

(19 July 1916 – 11 April 1992 / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Catch A Little Rhyme - Poem by Eve Merriam

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...


Comments about Catch A Little Rhyme by Eve Merriam

  • Chinedu Dike (10/11/2019 8:11:00 PM)

    Beautiful piece of poetry elegantly embellished with poetic rhyme and rhythm. A lovely work of art. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/22/2014 7:44:00 PM)

    Nice and interesting poem on rhymes. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/22/2014 7:44:00 PM)

    Nice and interesting poem on rhymes. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/22/2014 4:08:00 AM)

    An amusing poem which can be recited so easily and seems fantastic. (Report)Reply

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  • Jasbir Chatterjee (7/22/2014 12:27:00 AM)

    I really liked this poem a lot. Easy to read and imagine... (Report)Reply

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  • (7/22/2013 11:16:00 PM)

    a beautiful poem and different kind of imagination.. (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (7/22/2013 2:43:00 PM)

    What a delightful Poem! I will save it to read it to my grand child. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/22/2013 10:51:00 AM)

    Poem really scratches the imagination. (Report)Reply

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  • Gajanan Mishra (7/22/2013 8:24:00 AM)

    good poem, thanks,
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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  • (7/22/2012 11:54:00 PM)

    I really liked and enjoyed this imaginative flight of fancy. Yet feel the last stanza does not fit. The 'tall skyscraper/ Then it grew into a kite' would be better as

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

    Then it shrank into a kite
    and flew far out of sight...' Just my opinion, the image fits better.
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  • (10/20/2009 10:56:00 AM)

    My teacher plagerised your poem and said it was hers. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/17/2006 3:31:00 AM)

    haha, nice poem defenitely, a bit like one other of mine but mines on magic... great write

    Regards VJ
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  • (3/31/2005 6:04:00 PM)

    i thought this was a nice poem (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003



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