Letter Play

A’s an ace
just in case
B’s bees see C’s
and seize C’s on the seas
as D’s do with Ease
and E’s do in threes.
Unlike f,
in which letter and sound are the same,
G says Gee sometimes
but not in goggle, gaggle, or game.
H is not the sound.
H is a name.
I eyes
with I’s eyes
Jay J walking
with Jamie and Jake
and riding with L on the El
to Em’s M, short for Emily’s embrace.
They all end up later with N
over at NunziO’s place.
Oh! for an O
so round, so oblong,
owing to going
out Oing too long.
P’s are pieces of peas and pees,
and as we are taught to mind peas and queues
Q’s take cues
and line up there too.
Arrghs! Come from pirates
R’s come in the bottoms of jars
and are held incarcerated by bars.
S’s make stresses
and end up in messes,
but they also come
at the end of
caresses and blesses.
T’s take tea and tease.
while the ewes use the U’s
by the old yew trees.
and where does that leave us
Vis a vis V’s.
W is two V’s really, it’s clear.
two U’s would look more
wobbly for sure.
There are excess x’s
axis needs it
and access doesn’t
and X’s sometimes sound like Z’s
I think they must be cousints.
Y’s use whys to become wise
The big ones tend to stand in alarm
They hold in their thighs
and stretch up their arms.
The Z’s are disease
and nobodies friend.
Now the letters are done
and that is the end.
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3 Responses to Letter Play

  1. I love this! You’re the Dr. Seuss of blogging!

    I cannot find your new blog. Arrrrgh! Or is that “RRRRRRR?”

  2. randomyriad says:

    I just started playing and couldn’t stop.
    No one else has found it either. Literally no hits. But, I am getting into the character.

  3. CuriousC says:

    This is terrific! I love the alphabet. Wow. Did you know that Steve Martin just published an alphabet book for children? I like yours even better! Find your alphabetting self an illustrator and you could be on to something!?

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