The Owl and the Eel and the Warming-Pan
The owl and the eel and the warming-pan,
They went to call on the soap-fat man.
The soap-fat man he was not within:
He’d gone for a ride on his rolling-pin.
So they all came back by the way of the town,
And turned the meeting-house upside down.
— Laura E. Richards
From In My Nursery. Little, Brown and Company.
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From In My Nursery
In My Nursery: A Book of Verse, published in 1890, is a vast collection of poems by America’s first nonsense poet, Laura E. Richards, best known for her poem “Eletelephony.”