Laura Elizabeth Richards

(1850-1943 / the United States)

Eletelephony - Poem by 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!)


Comments about Eletelephony by Laura Elizabeth Richards

  • (2/28/2018 8:51:00 AM)

    I'm doing a poetry compotion on it (Report)Reply

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  • Mannika S Raghav (2/7/2016 12:12:00 AM)

    my god I got confused! (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (2/6/2016 7:59:00 PM)

    An amusing little trifle. It would be good to read to children and get them to play with words and sounds and humor. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/6/2016 12:55:00 PM)

    elephone! With the muse of your imaginations. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/6/2016 7:51:00 AM)

    Nice humorous poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Augusto Lunedi (2/6/2016 7:23:00 AM)

    I remember reading this poem in junior high school. If was funny back then. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 3, 2010



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