The Poems

The Notapotamus

From the Summer, 2014, issue 

(No. 33)

I thought I saw a potamus,

Asleep upon a cotamus,

But when I reached the spotamus,

The potamus was notamus.

It must have got monotamous,

Just sleeping on that cotamus—

So, feeling hot-to-trotamus,

It took off like a shotamus!

O naughty notapotamus,

I liked your style alotamus.

In story, song, and thoughtamus

You’re gone, but not forgotamus.

Dennis Lee lives in Toronto. His next children’s book will be Melvis and Elvis. Last updated summer, 2014.
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