Whales have calves,
Cats have kittens,
Bears have cubs,
Bats have bittens,
Swans have cygnets,
The hunter crouches in his blind
‘Neath camouflage of every kind
And conjures up a quacking noise
To lend allure to his decoys
This grown-up man, with pluck and…
Behold the hippopotamus!
We laugh at how he looks to us,
And yet in moments dank and grim,
I wonder how we look to him.
Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus!
I find it very difficult to enthus…
Over the current news.
Just when you think that at least…
And that is why I do not like the…
I don’t mind eels
Except as meals.
And the way they feels.
I objurgate the centipede,
A bug we do not really need.
At sleepy-time he beats a path
Straight to the bedroom or the bat…
You always wallop where he’s not,
The song of canaries
And when they’re moulting
They’re pretty revolting.
To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up.
Higgledy piggledy, my black hen,
She lays eggs for gentlemen.
Gentlemen come every day
To count what my black hen doth la…
If perchance she lays too many,
The people upstairs all practise b…
Their living room is a bowling all…
Their bedroom is full of conducted…
Their radio is louder than yours,
They celebrate week-ends all the w…
A shrimp who sought his lady shrim…
Could catch no glimpse
Not even a glimp.
At times, translucence
Is rather a nuisance.
Go hang yourself, you old M.D.!
You shall not sneer at me.
Pick up your hat and stethoscope,
Go wash your mouth with laundry so…
I contemplate a joy exquisite
The ostrich roams the great Sahar…
Its mouth is wide, its neck is nar…
It has such long and lofty legs,
I’m glad it sits to lay its eggs.
Some people, and it doesn’t matter…
One would be in less danger
From the wiles of a stranger
If one’s own kin and kith
Were more fun to be with.