Mice And Cat

One mouse, two mice
Three mice, four,
Stealing through their tunnel,
Creeping through the door.

Softly! Softly!
Don't make a sound,
Don't let your little feet,
Patter on the ground,

There on the hearthrug,
Sleek and fat,
Soundly sleeping,
Lies Old Tom Cat.

If he should hear you,
There'd be no more,
Of one mouse, two mice
Three mice, four.

So please be careful
How far you roam,
For if you should wake him,
He'd chase-you-all-home!

by Clive Sansom

Comments (5)

What is the name of the ship? Why did Mr Carroll not give it?
Absolutely brilliant. God is indeed a Boojum!
Give me a break. I made it through the first FIT and saw how much was left and couldn't read any more. I wanted a poem, not a novel.
This poem is a bit long for my taste since I prefer shorter ones, but I can`t deny that the language here to make a funny try works well. And the poem is funny but no with a careless humor. It loooks as if the words were chosen carefully. Yes, this poem gave me a laugh or two, but the long reading took the best of me, and I could have appreciated more the cleverness of the diction, But I did not. Luis Estable
Lewis Carroll is my favourite poet.