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"A,B,C,D,E,F,G", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: Poor little jenny she blushed quite red
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


"Z, Y, X, AND W, V", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: "and c, b, a"
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


A BESTIARY, by KENNETH REXROTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The man who found the aardvark
Last Line: Had sneaked off to africa
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


A PRIMER OF THE DAILY ROUND, by HOWARD NEMEROV    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A peels an apple, while b kneels to god
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Humanity


A,B,C, by CHARLES STUART CALVERLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A is an angel of blushing eighteen
Last Line: Z stands for zero, or nothing at all.
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


AID/I/SAPPEARANCE, by JOAN RETALLACK               
First Line: 1. In contrast with the demand of continuity in the customary %description
Last Line: Y %1. %2. %3.%4. %5. %6. %7
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Language; Translating And Interpreting


ALLITERATION, by ALARIC ALEXANDER WATTS    Poem Text            
First Line: An austrian army awfully arrayed
Last Line: Attracting all, arms against acts appeal!
Variant Title(s): An Austrian Army;siege Of Belgarde
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Army - Austria


ALPHA IMAGES, by KARL CURTIS ELDER               
First Line: A %in the beginning
Last Line: Zip zip - stiches which seem a %bout to disappear
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Language


ALPHABESTIARY: A, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: A is for ant
Last Line: Practically %forever
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Ants; Insects


ALPHABESTIARY: B, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: B is for bombers, our national pride
Last Line: And for bills and buck, who are studying braille
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; B (letter Of Alphabet)


ALPHABESTIARY: C, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: C is for camel, a very right beast
Last Line: From the camel's point of view
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Camels


ALPHABESTIARY: G, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: G, also inevitably, is for the gnu
Last Line: To final view the rear end of a horse?
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Gnus


ALPHABESTIARY: H, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: H is, reluctantly, for human, a word
Last Line: By a less visible conclusion
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Mankind


ALPHABESTIARY: I, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: I, naturally enough, any author
Last Line: In whatever I-dea time is
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Self


ALPHABESTIARY: J, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: J is, splendidly, for john, my
Last Line: Name. I mean truly have it
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Names


ALPHABESTIARY: M, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: M is for mothers, who are, above all
Last Line: Kept this, things would go badly
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Mothers


ALPHABESTIARY: N, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: N is for nannygoat -- the silly
Last Line: And write your own end to my poem
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Goats


ALPHABESTIARY: O, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: O is for ox, by which word we
Last Line: Even it would blush for shame
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Oxen


ALPHABESTIARY: Q, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: Q may as well be for queen
Last Line: Than to keep the money up to face value
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


ALPHABESTIARY: R, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: R is for rat, the noise in man's wall
Last Line: Don't start saving words till you learn to select
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Rats


ALPHABESTIARY: T, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: T, the turtle, has been a long time coming
Last Line: Armor is its own species and survives
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Turtles


ALPHABET, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: A was once an apple pie
Last Line: Piece of zinc!
Variant Title(s): A Nonsense Alphabe
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Nonsense


ALPHABET OF ARISTOTLE, by MAYSTER BENET               
First Line: A to amerous, to adventuroous, ne angre the not to moche
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Mnemonics


ALPHABET, FR. THE NEW NEW ENGLAND PRIMER, by UNKNOWN               
First Line: In adam's fall
Last Line: Zaccheus he %did climb the tree %his lord to see
Variant Title(s): An Ab
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


ALPHABETICAL SONG ON THE CORN LAW BILL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Good people draw near as you pass along
Last Line: They must be muzzled in the dog days for fear they might go mad
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse;corn Laws (great Britain)


AMANDA ANACONDA, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Amanda anaconda is our pet for letter a
Last Line: And at story time, each one of us can use %her for a pillow
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


AN ALPHABESTIARY: B, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: B is for bombers, our national pride
Last Line: And for billy and buck, who are studying braille
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; B (letter Of Alphabet)


AN ALPHABESTIARY: G, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: G, also inevitably, is for the gnu
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Gnus


AN ALPHABET, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A was once an apple pie
Variant Title(s): A Nonsense Alphabet
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Nonsense


AN ALPHABET, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A is the alphabet, a at its head
Last Line: Or zebu, or zoophyte, seen at the zoo.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


ANGLE OF ASCENT, by ROBERT EARL HAYDEN                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


ARCHEOPTERYX, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: A hundred forty million years
Last Line: One knotty question: which came first, %archeopteryx or egg?
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


ARKANSAS TOWNS, by CAROLYN D. WRIGHT                Poet's Biography
First Line: Acorn %back gate %bald knob
Last Line: Urbanette %whisp %yellville %zent
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, C. D.
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Arkansas


AT BREAKFAST TIME, THE USEFUL LETTER T, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Preserves us all from eating shredded whea
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


BECAUSE THEY'RE ALWAYS BUZZING, HONEY BEES, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Would I give up such things as sleep and honey
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


BEE, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: You want to make some honey?
Last Line: Through the sweet tooth of a bee
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


BESTIARY, by KENNETH REXROTH                Poet's Biography
First Line: The man who found the aardvark
Last Line: Or a thief's colors at ascot
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


BLACK AMERICAN SPIRITUAL, by UNKNOWN+172               
First Line: Roll jordan roll
Last Line: To hear old jordan roll
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


BLACK MAGIC, by DUDLEY RANDALL                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


BOOK OF LIFE, by HAKI R. MADHUBUTI                Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Lee, Don L.
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


BORING BEETLE BILL, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Our boring beetle's name is bill
Last Line: He's our pencil sharpener
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


CHILDREN COMING HOME, SELS., by GWENDOLYN BROOKS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): African Americans - Children; Alphabet Verse; Ancestors And Ancestry


CIRCLE ONE, by OWEN DODSON                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


CLAUDE THE CAT, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Presenting claude, our classroom cat
Last Line: Curls up, and purrs, and takes a nap
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


CONTEMPORARY CULTURE AND THE LETTER K, by ALFRED DEWITT CORN                Poet's Biography
First Line: First inroads were made in our 19-aughts
Last Line: Into that placeless place, its nearest image a cloudless %sky at dusk, just before the slow ascent o
Subject(s): Aids (disease); K (letter Of Alphabet); Sickness


CROCODILE, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: The crocodile's a social sort
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


CURIOUS DISCOURSE THAT PASSED BETWEEN THE TWENTY-FIVE, by UNKNOWN               
First Line: Says a, give me a good large slice
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Mnemonics


DERVICE / LE ROBERT: THE LETTER K, by BERNARD HEIDSIECK               
First Line: But! -- what was his name...? Anyway
Last Line: No comment!
Subject(s): K (letter Of Alphabet); Kafka, Franz (1883-1924)


DINGO, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: The dingo's not much of a dog
Last Line: I'd overlook the dingo
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


ELECTRIC EEL, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Some think electric eel lacks looks
Last Line: If it were long enough
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


ELECTRIC EEL, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Please don't ask t feel
Last Line: We cannot unplug him
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


FLETCHER, FRASIER, FRED, AND FLOYD, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: They fly through the air
Last Line: No, it isn't much fun having fleas
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


FLY, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Flies seem to think the world is theirs
Last Line: And gracefully grows older
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


FOUR GLIMPSES OF NIGHT, by FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Eagerly
Subject(s): African Americans; Alphabet Verse; Night; Negroes; American Blacks; Bedtime


FOUR GLIMPSES OF NIGHT, by FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS                Poet's Biography
First Line: Eagerly
Last Line: Shatters into a billion fragments %of quiet shadows %at the blaring jazz %of a morning sun
Subject(s): African Americans; Alphabet Verse; Night


GENTLE JILL, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: We have a guinea pig named jill
Last Line: Bam! Shazam! We're feeling better
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


GOOD WOMAN: POEMS AND A MEMOIR, by LUCILLE CLIFTON                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


GOSHAWK, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Golden goshawk, %slowly twist
Last Line: Come dream inside %your leather hood
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


GREAT A WAS ALARMED AT B'S BAD BEHAVIOUR, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
Last Line: "o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, z"
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse;mnemonics


H CAN BE TOO SCARED TO SPEAK, ALMOST, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Or hallelujah! Or hip, hip, hurray!
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


HAIL, LETTER F! IF IT WERE NOT FOR YOU, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: That it would help to keep the water out
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


HEAPS OF HAMSTERS, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Have you seen our baby hamsters?
Last Line: And they want us to take them home
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


HIPPOGRIFF, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: To look at this fictitious steed
Last Line: It's not real. %but oh, if...!
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


HONEY, I LOVE, by ELOISE GREENFIELD               
First Line: I love %I love a lot of things, a whole lot of things
Last Line: And honey, %I love you, too
Subject(s): African Americans; Alphabet Verse; Family Life


HOW STRANGE THAT THE BANANA'S SLIPPERY PEEL, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Profound enough to think about a lot
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


I AM A BLACK WOMAN, by MARI E. EVANS                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Look %on me and be %renewed
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Alphabet Verse


IF D DID NOT EXIST, SOME CREATURES MIGHT, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Would rather be extinct than be an uck
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


IF G DID NOT EXIST, THE COLOR GREEN, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: We would turn green at such a sight, I think
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


IF THERE WERE NO SUCH THING AS C, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: See hipmunks gathering winter food
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR WATER, by TINKER MATHER               
Last Line: You must precede me with a kiss!
Subject(s): Riddles; Y (letter Of The Alphabet)


IF, ALL AT ONCE, THERE WERE NO LETTER J, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: I think that I would miss them, wouldn't you?
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


IGGY IGUANA, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Meg put iggy on her shoulder
Last Line: And her head is now his bed!
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


IGUANA, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Iguana demonstrates the signs
Last Line: And play its great-grandpappy
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


IN THE WORD DUMB, THE LETTER B IS MUTE, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: There'd be no big or little leagues at all
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


IS K UNNECESSARY? 'HEAVENS, NO!, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: The kayak, would be scuttled fore and aft.'
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


IT WOULD BE BITTER, IF THERE WERE NO L, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: If lollilpops no longer could be had
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


IVORY TUSKS, by SAMUEL ALLEN                Poet's Biography
First Line: Pale and uncertain
Alternate Author Name(s): Vesey, Paul
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


JERBOA, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: The tale is told that when the ark
Last Line: All right now. Let it flood.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


KATY KATYDID, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Our katydid kicked off the lid
Last Line: Did-katy-katy did!'
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


KNEES OF A NATURAL MAN, by HENRY DUMAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My ole man took me to the fulton fish market
Last Line: First thing I do is take a long drink of wine
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


KNEES OF A NATURAL MAN, by HENRY DUMAS                Poet's Biography
First Line: My ole man took me to the fulton fish market
Last Line: Next time I go to fulton fish market %first thing I do is take a long drink of wine
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


KRAKEN [OR, KRACKEN], by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Neath icelocked waves the kraken lies
Last Line: For an emerging kraken
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


LACKING THE LETTER Y, I GUESS, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Fudge cake, and everything that's nice?
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


LETTER X WILL NEVER DISAPPEAR, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of puzzled pirates digging everywhere
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


LETTERS OF THE BOOK, by ROSE DRACHLER               
First Line: Aleph the cow with wide horns
Last Line: Of our fathers %who was wont to gore in the past
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


LINEAGE, by MARGARET ABIGAIL WALKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My grandmothers were strong
Alternate Author Name(s): Walker, Margaret+(1)
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Alienation (social Psychology); Alphabet Verse; Ancestors & Ancestry; Women; Estrangement; Outcasts; Heritage; Heredity


LINEAGE, by MARGARET ABIGAIL WALKER                Poet's Biography
First Line: My grandmothers were strong
Last Line: My grandmothers were strong. %why am I not as they?
Alternate Author Name(s): Walker, Margaret+(1)
Subject(s): African Americans - Women; Alienation (social Psychology); Alphabet Verse; Ancestors And Ancestry; Women


LION, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Who bounded headfirst from the ark?
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


LORDLY ELEPHANT IS ONE WHOM WE, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: That that's a thing he never would forget
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


LOST ZOO, by COUNTEE CULLEN                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


LUMBERMAN'S ALPHABET, by UNKNOWN               
First Line: A for the ax you very well know
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


LUNCH-BOX LEMUR, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: There's a lemur in my lunch box
Last Line: It was nice of her to share
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


M IS A LETTER, BUT IT ALTERNATES, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Mince pie, marshmallows, and a thousand years
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


MINOTAUR, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: King minos had a minotaur
Last Line: Swung sword and swished red cape
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Mythical Animals


MONSTER ALPHABET, by ROBERT (1) FISHER               
First Line: A small dragon, pheonix, centaur
Last Line: Yet one more completes our zoo, %zobo bird - so %who are you?
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Monsters


MOOSETAKE, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: We asked the pet shop for a mouse
Last Line: And usually, he doesn't charge
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


NARWHAL, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Around their igloo fires with glee
Last Line: Hold high its ivory lance
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


NICK THE NEWT, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Mister smoot, our substitute
Last Line: Nick rides the waves on a popsicle stick!
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


NO N? IN SUCH A STATE OF THINGS, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: For us to keep the letter n
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


NOW SHEBA SINGS THE SING, by MAYA ANGELOU                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


OLD POLLY PARROT, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Old polly parrot's the smartest of birds
Last Line: She only repeats words she hears from our teacher
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


OTTO OCTOPUS, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Otto is an octopus from underneath the sea
Last Line: We spent two hours untangling our %otto octopuzzle
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


OUNCE, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: The ounce, a brand of spotted cat
Last Line: Goes into sixteen ounces
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


OUR DOG, DOUG, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Do you think this is a rug?
Last Line: What our dog, doug, does best is hug
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


OUR RAT RALPH, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Our ralph's laboratory rat
Last Line: Your project must be cheesy
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


PANGOLIN, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: Why in the world does a pangolin
Last Line: And let out its ants
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


PAULA THE CAT, by YOLANDE CORNELIA GIOVANNI                Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm paula the cat
Last Line: And I shall go off %to sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Giovanni, Nikki
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


PRIMER OF THE DAILY ROUND, by HOWARD NEMEROV                Poet's Biography
First Line: A peels an apple, while b kneels to god
Last Line: Who happens just now to remember a %peeling an apple somewhere far away
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Humanity


QUETZAL, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: The crested quetzal seldom tours
Last Line: Is, 'polly, want a pretzel?'
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


QUIET QUAHOG, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: We do not know our quahog well
Last Line: He's such an antisocial clam
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


REFUGEE IN AMERICA, by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES                Poet's Biography
First Line: There are words like freedom
Last Line: That almost make me cry. %if you had known what I knew %you would know why
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Variant Title(s): Words Like Freedo
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Brotherhood; Freedom


RESEARCH TOPICS, by JACK ANDERSON               
First Line: Ablex %bannigans %chirmotherapy
Last Line: Xuranthenia %yaridian fits %zedaphobia
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


RETURN TO SENDER: JAGUARUNDI, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Special delivery! Jaguarundi!'
Last Line: Let's get a jellyfish instead.'
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


RIDDLE (1), by MARY AUSTEN               
First Line: Say, what am I? Or what are we?
Last Line: Of each house in the nation
Subject(s): Riddles; W (letter Of Alphabet)


RIDDLE (3), by MARY AUSTEN               
First Line: That you will quickly find me out
Last Line: I only mean to puzzle you
Subject(s): D (letter Of Alphabet); Riddles


RIDDLE (4), by MARY AUSTEN               
First Line: I've a circular form, but I've never a head
Last Line: Without my assistance you can't write a word
Subject(s): O (letter Of Alphabet); Riddles


RIDDLE ON THE LETTER H (1), by CATHERINE MARIA FANSHAWE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas whispered in heaven, 'twas muttered in hell
Last Line: Oh! Breathe on it softly, it dies in an hour.
Variant Title(s): Enigma On The Letter H;a Letter For You;enigma
Subject(s): H (letter Of Alphabet); Riddles


RIDDLE ON THE LETTER H (2), by CATHERINE MARIA FANSHAWE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in heaven pronounced. And 'twas muttered in hell
Last Line: Ah, breathe on it softly, -- it dies in an hour.
Variant Title(s): A Riddle; The Letter 'h'
Subject(s): H (letter Of Alphabet); Riddles


ROC, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: The roc, when snacks are what it wants
Last Line: You'll have rocs in your head
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


SCARLET SNAKE, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Scarlet snake is feeling scummy
Last Line: What happened to kim's birthday cake
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


SNAIL, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: The snail is skilled at going slow
Last Line: It curls itself inside it
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


SOS, by AMIRI BARAKA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Calling black people
Alternate Author Name(s): Jones, Leroi
Subject(s): African Americans; Alphabet Verse; Black Nationalism; Negroes; American Blacks


SOS, by AMIRI BARAKA                Poet's Biography
First Line: Calling black people
Last Line: Calling all black people, come in, black people, come on in
Alternate Author Name(s): Jones, Leroi
Subject(s): African Americans; Alphabet Verse; Black Nationalism


SUITE FOR AUGUSTUS: AUGUSTUS OBSERVES THE SUNSET, by RITA DOVE                Poet's Biography
First Line: July. The conspiracy of colors --
Last Line: The sky shakes like a flag
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


SUMMER ORACLE, by AUDRE LORDE                Poet's Biography
First Line: Without expectation
Last Line: I smell it in the charred breeze blowing over %your body %close %hard %esential %under its cloak of
Alternate Author Name(s): Adisa-warrior, Gamba
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


THE FOUNT OF LEARNING, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: And here's the child's dad
Last Line: And knows this is the fount of learning
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


THE LOST ZOO, by COUNTEE CULLEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We wear the mask that grins and lies
Last Line: We wear the mask
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


THE TREE HOUSE, by JAMES ANDREW EMANUEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To every man / his treehouse
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


THE ZEALLESS XYLOGRAPHER; DEDICATED TO THE END OF THE DICTIONARY, by MARY ELIZABETH MAPES DODGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A xylographer started to cross the sea
Last Line: In a xanthic xebec went sailing the main.
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Dictionaries; Sea; Ocean


THEOLOGY, by PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a heaven, for ever, day by day
Last Line: If there were not, where would my neighbours go?
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Future Life; Religion; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Theology


THERE'S A ZOO IN ROOM 22, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: We asked miss darling, 'may we get
Last Line: Let's choose a whole pet alphabet.'
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


TIME'S UNFADING GARDEN, by ANNE SPENCER                Poet's Biography
First Line: God never planted a garden'
Last Line: Nor take the morning air
Alternate Author Name(s): Bannister, Anne Bethel Scales
Subject(s): African Americans; African Americans - Women; Alphabet Verse


TO SALLY, WALKING, by STERLING ALLEN BROWN                Poet's Biography
First Line: Your vividness grants collor where
Last Line: Thread the dull thoroughfare
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


TO SATCH, by SAMUEL ALLEN                Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes I feel like I will never stop
Last Line: And look over at god and say %how about that!
Alternate Author Name(s): Vesey, Paul
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Sports


TOM THUMB'S PICTURE ALPHABET, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: A was an archer / who shot at a frog
Last Line: A poor harmless fool
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


TREE HOUSE, by JAMES ANDREW EMANUEL                Poet's Biography
First Line: To every man %his treehouse
Last Line: With perilous stairs %between
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


TURKEY TOM, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Tom tumbled off the turkey truck
Last Line: He's our assistant principal
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


TWENTY-SIX WAYS OF LOOKING AT A BLACKMAN, by RAYMOND RICHARD PATTERSON               
First Line: On the road we met a blackman
Last Line: Even this laughter, even your tears
Alternate Author Name(s): Patterson, Ray
Subject(s): African Americans; Alphabet Verse


TYRANNOSAUR, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: A mean, late-model dinosaur
Last Line: Now in museums -- bones wired -- stand %tyrannosaurus wrecks
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


UMBRELLA BIRD, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Don't say a word
Last Line: He might fly off and pull her hair
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


VINCENT VULTURE, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: On our field trip in december
Last Line: With a three-week-old school lunch
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


VINEGARROON, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: The vinegarroon, a scorpion
Last Line: And you are on a diet
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


WAS AN ANT, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Z! %pretty bright zinc!
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Zoos


WAS AN APPLE PIE, by MOTHER GOOSE                Poet's Biography
First Line: A was an apple pie, b bit it, c cut it
Last Line: As you may see the other side
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


WAS AN AREA ARCH, by EDWARD LEAR                Poet's Biography
First Line: Papa he said, 'my little boy!
Last Line: A ride upon his back
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


WERE THERE NO V, WOULD GEESE STILL FLY, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Or nuts to you. You never know
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WHAT DOES E STAND FOR?, by E. ETHELBERT MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Everything / each eye exists embracing exceptional emerald evenings
Subject(s): E (letter Of Alphabet)


WHAT IF THE LETTER Q SHOULD BE DESTROYED?, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Except, of course, in places like iraq
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WHAT IF THE LETTER S WERE MISSING?, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: The name of erpent or of nake
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WHAT IF THERE WERE NO LETTER A?, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: And cows are happy not to try it
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WHAT IF THERE WERE NO LETTER O, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: The letter o to orient you?
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WHAT IF THERE WERE NO LETTER W?, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: Different shape in cassiopeia
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WHAT IF THERE WERE NO R? YOUR BOAT, I FEAR, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: On rocks, or run aground upon a reef
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WILL WARTHOG, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Will warthog is not handsome
Last Line: This less-than-perfect pig!
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


WITHOUT THE LETTER I, THERE'D BE, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: We need to keep the letter I
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


WITHOUT THE LETTER U, YOU COULDN'T SAY, by RICHARD WILBUR                Poet's Biography
Last Line: New paltz, or scranton, or some place like that
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Alphabets


XENIA THE X-RAY FISH, by JUDY SIERRA               
Last Line: When it is already in her
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


XIPHOSURAN, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: The xiphosuran (if you like
Last Line: And backbone to endure it
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals


Y..R D..K, by RON PADGETT                Poet's Biography
First Line: It w.S c....H f.R t..M to go b..K to t.E h..E
Last Line: No m..E o.......E to it t..N to a b...N d.G
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse


YORICK THE YAK, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: Yikes! %yorick the yak is on the attack
Last Line: So we're very relieved when he misses
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


Z???, by JUDY SIERRA               
First Line: We entered a contest to win a zorilla
Last Line: A better pet that starts with z
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals; Schools


ZZZZZZ, by X. J. KENNEDY                Poet's Biography
First Line: The bee begins with letter b
Last Line: His flight concludes with %zzzzzz
Alternate Author Name(s): Kennedy, Joseph
Subject(s): Alphabet Verse; Animals