I Saw an Invisible Lion Today
I saw an invisible lion today,
And 14 invisible leopards.
And 30 invisible sheep being led
By 7 invisible shepherds.
I saw an invisible baby giraffe
Who ate from invisible trees.
I watched as he shook an invisible nest
That was filled with invisible bees.
I saw an invisible penguin who skated
Upon an invisible rink
Along with a group of invisible skunks who
Had made an invisible stink.
I saw an invisible clown who was juggling
3 highly invisible balls,
As he jumped back-and-forth on invisible horses
From out of invisible stalls.
I saw an invisible witch as she cackled
Atop her invisible broom.
It’s pretty amazing the things that I saw —
Without ever leaving my room.
— Brian P. Cleary
From I Saw an Invisible Lion Today: Quatrains
Quatrain? What kind of train is that? Actually, it’s a poem! Quatrains are poems with patterns of rhyming words. Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary explains how quatrains work―and shows some of the many ways they can be written.
I Saw an Invisible Lion Today is packed with poems on subjects ranging from grandmothers to muzaloos to make you giggle and howl. And when you’ve finished reading, you can try your hand at writing your own poems!