The Goops

The Goops |

 My Poetry Anthology is featuring selections from Cottage Press Language Lessons and Language Arts. “The Wind” is a copywork selection in Primer One Winter.

Every child in our family memorizes this delightful poem—a tradition begun by my mother-in-law when my husband was a boy. It comes in very handy at the dinner table.

The Goops they lick their fingers,
And the Goops they lick their knives;
They spill their broth on the tablecloth–
Oh, they lead disgusting lives!
The Goops they talk while eating,
And loud and fast they chew;
And that is why I’m glad that I
Am not a Goop–are you?

~ Gelett Burgess, Goops and How to Be Them, 1900

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