FROG POEMS

The Frog
Contemptuous of his home beyond
The village and the village pond,
A large-souled Frog who spurned each byeway,
Hopped along the imperial highway.
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Christina Rossetti

The Old Pond
Following are several translations
of the 'Old Pond' poem, which may be
the most famous of all haiku:

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Matsuo Basho

The Frog
Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
As “Slimy skin,” or “Polly-wog,”
Or likewise “Ugly James,”
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Hilaire Belloc

Upon The Frog
The frog by nature is both damp and cold,
Her mouth is large, her belly much will hold;
She sits somewhat ascending, loves to be
Croaking in gardens, though unpleasantly.
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John Bunyan

Finch & Frog
The finch trills in the apple tree
His: Tiriliree!
A frog climbs slowly up to him,
Up to the treetop's leafy rim
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Wilhelm Busch

A Huge Frog And I
A huge frog and I,
staring at each other,
neither of us moves.

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Kobayashi Issa

The long sigh of the Frog
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The long sigh of the Frog
Upon a Summer's Day
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Emily Dickinson

Frog And Toad
Hopping frog, hop here and be seen,
I'll not pelt you with stick or stone:
Your cap is laced and your coat is green;
Good bye, we'll let each other alone.
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Christina Rossetti

Frogs In Chorus
The chorus frogs in the big lagoon
Would sing their songs to the silvery moon.
Tenor singers were out of place,
For every frog was a double bass.
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Banjo Paterson

The Frog And The Golden Ball
She let her golden ball fall down the well
And begged a cold frog to retrieve it;
For which she kissed his ugly, gaping mouth -
Indeed, he could scarce believe it.
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Robert Graves

Mary Had A Little Frog
Mary had a little frog
And it was water-soaked,
But Mary did not keep it long
Because, of course, it croaked!
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Ellis Parker Butler

The Smoking Frog
Three men I saw beside a bar,
Regarding o'er their bottle,
A frog who smoked a rank cigar
They'd jammed within its throttle.
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Robert William Service

The Smoking Frog
Three men I saw beside a bar,
Regarding o'er their bottle,
A frog who smoked a rank cigar
They'd jammed within its throttle.
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Robert Service

A City Plum
A city plum is not a plum;
A dumb-bell is no bell, though dumb;
A party rat is not a rat;
A sailor's cat is not a cat;
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Christina Rossetti

The Frog
Who am I but the Frog--the Frog!
My realm is the dark bayou,
And my throne is the muddy and moss-grown log
That the poison-vine clings to--
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James Whitcomb Riley

I'M Nobody! Who Are You?
I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us -- don't tell!
They'd banish -- you know!
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Emily Dickinson

I’m Nobody! Who are you?
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I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Are you-Nobody-Too?
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Emily Dickinson

An Old Pond
old pond.....
a frog leaps in
water's sound

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Matsuo Basho

Hello! Hello!
'Hello! hello!
Come down below,--
It's lovely and cool
Out here in the pool;
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Louisa May Alcott

There Was An Old Man In A Marsh
There was an old man in a Marsh,
Whose manners were futile and harsh;
He sate on a log,
And sang songs to a frog,
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Edward Lear

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