Catch a Little Rhyme
Once upon a time I caught a little rhyme I set it on the floor but it ran right out the door I chased it on my bicycle but it melted to an icicle I scooped it up in my hat but it turned into a cat I caught it by the tail but it stretched into a whale I followed it in a boat but it changed into a goat When I fed it tin and paper it became a tall skyscraper Then it grew into a kite and flew far out of sight...
From Catch a Little Rhyme, published by Macmillan, 1966. Used with permission.
Eve Merriam was a poet, playwright, director, and lecturer. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Date Published: 1966-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/catch-little-rhyme