Friday, June 25, 2010

Poetry Friday: A Visit to the Zoo!

My daughter and her family are coming for a week's vacation - and that means Jackson and I will be going to the zoo! Oh, can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!!!!!! 

Jackson in March, Planting Seeds with His Mom

 A Visit with the Elephant, Woodland Park Zoo


There are lions and roaring tigers,
and enormous camels and things,
There are biffalo-buffalo-bisons,
and a great big bear with wings.
There's a sort of a tiny potamus,
and a tiny nosserus too -
But I gave buns to the elephant
when I went down to the Zoo!

There are badgers and bidgers and bodgers,
and a Super-in-tendent's House,
There are masses of goats, and a Polar,
and different kinds of mouse,
And I think there's a sort of a something
which is called a wallaboo -
But I gave buns to the elephant
when I went down to the Zoo!

If you try to talk to the bison,
he never quite understands;
You can't shake hands with a mingo -
he doesn't like shaking hands.
And lions and roaring tigers
hate saying, "How do you do?" -
But I give buns to the elephant
when I go down to the Zoo! 

Birds in the Aviary at the Zoo

 Mary and Jason on their wedding day...2004
Oh, I love that girl to pieces. Heart of gold, and so smart and sweet....

Poetry Friday today is being hosted by Amy Graves over at The Art of Irreverance. Check it out! 


  1. Love your playful poem, Julie! Have a wonderful week with your daughter, son-in-law and grandson, and the potami and nosseri and wallaboos, too!

  2. Julie, I love this poem. Thanks for sharing. I didn't read Milne's work as a child, but my child's heart loves it now. I posted a Pooh poem this week for the very same reason. I'm headed to Texas to spend a week with my four grandchildren there. Sooo excited, too! Enjoy your visit.