Herbert Glerbett Poem by Jack Prelutsky

Herbert Glerbett

Rating: 4.6


Herbert Glerbett, rather round,
swallowed sherbet by the pound,
fifty pounds of lemon sherbet
went inside of Herbert Glerbett.
With that glob inside his lap
Herbert Glerbett took a nap,
and as he slept, the boy dissolved,
and from the mess a thing evolved—
a thing that is a ghastly green,
a thing the world had never seen,
a puddle thing, a gooey pile
of something strange that does not smile.
Now if you're wise, and if you're sly,
you'll swiftly pass this creature by,
it is no longer Herbert Glerbett.
Whatever it is, do not disturb it.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Gajanan Mishra 13 December 2013

very good write, thanks.

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David Lessard 13 December 2013

Enjoyed this one too, Thanks Jack.

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Lorraine Colon 20 December 2013

A delightful poem that will keep me smiling for hours.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 26 August 2019

Now if you're wise, and if you're sly, you'll swiftly pass this creature by, it is no longer Herbert Glerbett. Whatever it is, do not disturb it.....amusing expression. A beautiful poem is amazingly shared.

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Edward Kofi Louis 26 August 2019

Of something strange! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Mitansh Chavda 16 November 2021

A very entertaining poem! LOVED IT! ! !

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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 26 August 2020

So soothing, content and agreeable and so well crafted 10+++

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Mahtab Bangalee 26 August 2020

Herbert Glerbett, rather round, swallowed sherbet by the pound, fifty pounds of lemon sherbet....it's really an excellent imaginative poem; nice to read;

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Khairul Ahsan 26 August 2020

An entetaining poem. Congratulations to the poet on his poem being chosen as a 'Modern Poem of the Day'!

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Dr Antony Theodore 26 August 2020

Now if you're wise, and if you're sly, you'll swiftly pass this creature by, it is no longer Herbert Glerbett. Whatever it is, do not disturb it. very good poem. tony

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Jack Prelutsky

Jack Prelutsky

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