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Antonio

by Laura E. Richards
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Antonio, Antonio
Was tired of living alonio.
He thought he would woo
Miss Lissamy Lou,
Miss Lissamy Lucy Molonio.

Antonio, Antonio,
Rode off on his polo-ponio.
He found the fair maid
In a bowery shade,
A-sitting and knitting alonio.

Antonio, Antonio,
Said, “If you will be my ownio,
I’ll love you true,
And I’ll buy for you
An icery creamery conio!”

“Oh, Nonio, Antonio!
You’re far too bleak and bonio!
And all that I wish,
You singular fish,
Is that you will quickly begonio.”

Antonio, Antonio,
He uttered a dismal moanio;
Then he ran off and hid
(Or I’m told that he did)
In the Antarctical Zonio.

  — Laura E. Richards

From The Random House Book of Poetry for Children. Random House Books for Young Readers.

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From The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children offers both funny and illuminating poems for kids personally selected by the nation’s first Children’s Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky. Featuring a wealth of beloved classic poems from the past and modern glittering gems, every child who opens this treasury will find a world of surprises and delights which will instill a lifelong love of poetry. Featuring 572 unforgettable poems, and over 400 one-of-a-kind illustrations from the Caldecott-winning illustrator of the Frog and Toad series, Arnold Lobel, this collection is, quite simply, the perfect way to introduce children to the world of poetry.

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About the Author

Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards was an American writer. She wrote more than 90 books including biographies, poetry, and several books for children such as Tirra-Lirra: Rhymes Old and New. Her most well-known poems include “Eletelephony” and “Antonio, Antonio.”

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