I have mentioned previously how my dad liked poetry and this is the alphabet poem he knew as a child. Unfortunately there are parts of it that he couldn’t remember. I have tried various sources on the internet to find this poem but without success. Perhaps there is someone out there who can fill in the missing sections.
A was an ape full of capers and fun,
B was a bee that danced in the sun,
C was a cat that caught mice in the dark
D was a deer that strayed loose in the park.
E was an eagle that soared in the air
G was a fiddler that went to the fair
G was a goat with a pair of fine horns
H was a hedgehog with covering like thorns
I was an inn where travellers did rest.
J was a jay that built a fine nest.
K was a key that opened the door
L was a lion that gave a loud roar
M was the moon that gave light in the dark
O was an owl with a large round face
P was a peacock that strutted with grace
Q was a quern that turned oat into meal
R was a racer that ran a long race
T was a teapot that stood on the tray
W was the well that kept water cool
Z was the zebra that came from afar.
The letters Q and R don’t appear to follow the pattern so perhaps that part is not quite right.