There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared!--
Two Owls and a Hen,Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!"
There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a Bee;
When they said, "Does it buzz?"
He replied, "Yes it does!
It's a regular brute of a Bee!"
There was a young lady whose chin,
Resembled the point of a pin:
so she had it made sharp,
And purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.
Edward Lear (1812-1888) was a poet and artist of antic wit who could not resist the silly and the absurd.
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