Saturday, April 15, 2006

The Romance-- Shel Silverstein

Said the pelican to the elephant,
I think we should marry, I do.
Cause there's no name that rhymes with me,
And no one else rhymes with you.

Said the elephant to the pelican,
There's sense to what you've said,
For rhyming's as good a reason as any
For any two to wed.

And so the elephant wed the pelican,
And they dined upon lemons and limes,
And now they have a baby pelicant,
And everybody rhymes.


Anonymous said...

I love this you know which Shel Silverstein book it is published in, if any?

Anonymous said...

it was for national poetry month some years back. you can check which poems are from which books on Shel's website.

i love this one too :) its one my faves after Hug O War.

Anonymous said...

Um I know this your posts are old but the poem is in the new book Evert Thing On It.