Lewis Carroll

(27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898 / Cheshire)

How Doth The Little Crocodile... - Poem by Lewis Carroll

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in,
With gently smiling jaws!


Comments about How Doth The Little Crocodile... by Lewis Carroll

  • Susan Williams (2/13/2016 3:42:00 PM)


    Shiver! It was not written to cause fear by grossing the reader out but oh how he succeeded in frightening me with that last chilling memorable stanza... Shiver (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 26, 2014


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