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Elephant
Posted by: LindyC (98.17.159.---)
Date: September 06, 2008 12:25AM

I can't find the poem and I don't know the poet's name but it is a children's poem.

Away down south by the Southern Sea
An elephant sits in a cinnamon tree.
He's a thousand miles from the nearest town...

The poet's name would help. Thanks.


Re: Elephant
Posted by: IanAKB (203.217.77.---)
Date: September 06, 2008 03:41AM

Lindy,

Fossicking in Google hoping to find that poem for you, I didn't succeed, but did learn unexpectedly that cinnamon trees are regarded as good trees to sit in (I don't believe I've ever seen one), and did come across another "Elephant Poem" for children, which I cannot forbear to share:


Way down South where bananas grow.
A grasshopper stepped on an elephant's toe.
The elephant cried with tears in his eyes-
Pick on somebody your own size!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/06/2008 03:28PM by IanAKB.


Re: Elephant
Posted by: JohnnyBoy (24.189.158.---)
Date: September 07, 2008 09:40AM

"The horses started a union
To demand more oats and hay.
But they never passed the motion
Since they always voted, "Neigh!""


Re: Elephant
Posted by: JohnnyBoy (24.189.158.---)
Date: September 07, 2008 05:38PM

This is a tough one....still no luck but I'll keep looking


Re: Elephant
Posted by: Colleen Dixon (74.198.165.---)
Date: March 23, 2011 06:40PM

I am also looking for "An elephant sits in a Cinnamon Tree" - I do know one line that is next is "he can't go up and he can't go down".

The same children's book has another poem I an looking for "There Is a Cow called Milky Moo, She lives down by the shed. She has a little spotted calf, with horns upon his head" - or something like that. Any help would be appreciated.

thanks!


There is a cow called Milky Moo
Posted by: Colleen Dixon (74.198.165.---)
Date: March 23, 2011 06:41PM

I would love to find the rest of this poem and the book in which it was written. Any help would be appreciated.


Re: Elephant
Posted by: kuawinn (203.87.178.---)
Date: April 16, 2011 02:03AM

Nice message of every line, hope you can make another one.

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