Children's Poems of W. Neil Fraser Poems from Ogden Nash
The camel has a single hump;
The dromedary, two;
Or else the other way around,
Im never sure. Are you?
Whales have calves,
Cats have kittens,
Bears have cubs,
Bats have bittens.
Swans have cygnets,
Seals have puppies,
But guppies just have little guppies.
How many scientists have written
The shark is gentle as a kitten!
Yet this I know about the shark;
His bite is worser than his bark.
The Lord in His wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why.
Some primal termite knocked on wood
And tasted it, and found it good,
And that is why your Cousin May
Fell through the parlor floor today.
I give you now Professor Twist,
A conscientious scientist.
Trustees exclaimed, "he never bungles!"
And sent him off to distant jungles.
Camped on a tropic riverside,
One day he missed his loving bride.
She had, the guide informed him later,
Been eaten by an alligator.
Professor Twist could not but smile.
"You mean," he said, "a crocodile."
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