Tell me, O Octopus, I begs
Is those things arms, or is they l…
I marvel at thee, Octopus;
If I were thou, I’d call me Us.
First a little
Then a lottle
Behold the duck.
It does not cluck.
A cluck it lacks.
It is specially fond
How pleasant to sit on the beach,
On the beach, on the sand, in the…
With ocean galore within reach,
And nothing at all to be done!
No letters to answer,
When the thunder stalks the sky,
When tickle-footed walks the fly,
When shirt is wet and throat is dr…
Look, my darling, thats July.
Through the grassy lawn be leather…
Your hopeless patients will live,
Your healthy patients will die.
I have only this word to give:
Wonder, and find out why
The pig, if I am not mistaken;
Supplies us sausage, ham, and baco…
Let others say his heart is big—
I call it stupid of the pig.
So Thomas Edison
Never drank his medicine;
So Blackstone and Hoyle
Refused cod-liver oil;
So Sir Thomas Malory
The ant has made himself illustrio…
Through constant industry industri…
Would you be calm and placid,
If you were full of formic acid?
The rhino is a homely beast,
For human eyes he’s not a feast.
Farwell, farewell, you old rhinoce…
I’ll stare at something less prepo…
Some singers sing of ladies’ eyes,
And some of ladies lips,
Refined ones praise their ladylike…
And course ones hymn their hips.
The Oxford Book of English Verse
My friends all know that I am shy…
But the chipmunk is twice and shy…
He moves with flickering indecisio…
Like stripes across the television…
He’s like the shadow of a cloud,
The truth I do not stretch or sho…
When I state that the dog is full…
I’ve also found, by actual test,
A wet dog is the lovingest.
I’ve never seen an abominable snow…
I’m hoping not to see one,
I’m also hoping, if I do,
That it will be a wee one.