Jason Elster

Rookie (1988 / London)

Dr Sues, We Hardly Knew Ye...

Poem by Jason Elster

It appears I feel I must break a pattern.
This new layout I feel will start to madden.
But fear not
For this is just a one off
And I’d quite like to go off on a tangent.
The poet I admire the most would be Dr Sues.
The creatures he creates are extremely crude.
But what I really like is how he makes every last word rhyme.
That must take up a lot of his time.
Was Dr Sues really a Doctor?
I didn’t know writing poetry was such a prime factor
In being able to determine ones physical structure.
Ooh, I’m already having trouble, you can probably tell.
I’ll make this line easy, I want to yell!
But what to yell?
Maybe about how I fell?
Oh and how I fell, down that big dark well.
A well, that went far into the ground.
Now what shape do wells take again?
That’s right, they’re…..

Comments about Dr Sues, We Hardly Knew Ye... by Jason Elster

  • Jason Elster (3/1/2005 2:50:00 PM)

    Cartoons don't lie Amy...they don't lie.(Report)Reply

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  • Amy Murtagh (3/1/2005 1:14:00 PM)

    Wells are brown and round! But more brown than round. In fact they aren't really round at all.

    When you think about it they are made up of a ring of bricks, but those bricks have straight, hard surfaces, so really wells are like...octagons, only with more faces. So no they aren't round...you're wrong!(Report)Reply

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  • Jason Elster (3/1/2005 11:04:00 AM)

    No. It's round!

    Wells are round!(Report)Reply

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  • Jason Elster (2/28/2005 7:41:00 AM)

    How much LSD do you think he was on?(Report)Reply

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  • Lenchen Elf (2/28/2005 5:34:00 AM)

    ...but what a guy...he knew how take language into a format that children could and would want to read for themselves...that is genius: -)(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 27, 2005