Monday, November 20, 2006


My favourite poem

At work, round two corners from my office, there is an old Poems on the Underground poster with this poem printed in a brilliant bumpy font. It makes me smile every time I walk past.

Don't Call Alligator Long-Mouth till You crossed River

Call alligator long-mouth
call alligator saw-mouth
call alligator pushy-mouth
call alligator raggedy-mouth
call alligator bumby-bum
call alligator all dem rude word

but better wait
till you cross river.

By John Agard (b . 1949)
hey just read your blog and i sooooo love that poem alot, i read it first in school in a book that was a collection of afro carribean poetry and been lookingg for it since so somehow i stumbled across your blog in search of it.
that's a great poem!
This one is a lovely poem! Thank you for sharing it with us. Keep blogging!

This is Joshua from Israeli Uncensored News
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