Poems By EDWARD LEAR  (1812-1888)

 

 

There Was an Old Man with a Beard

 

 

There was an Old Man with a beard,

Who said, "It is just as I feared!

Two Owls and a Hen, four Larks and a Wren,

Have all built their nests in my beard!"

 

 

There Was an Old Man in a Tree

 

 

There was an Old Man in a tree,

Who was horribly bored by a Bee;

When they said, "Does it buzz?" he replied, "Yes, it does!"

"It's a regular brute of a Bee!"

 

 

There Was an Old Man Who Supposed

 

There was an Old Man who supposed,

That the street door was partially closed;

But some very large rats, ate his coats and his hats,

While that futile old gentleman dozed.