Beastly Wit

A Child’s Bestiary by John Gardner drawings by Lucy, Joel, Joan and John Gardner.

Three of my favourites:

The Penguin

The Penguin is often compared, wrongly,
To a gentleman in a tuxedo.
The Penguin is all good taste and charm,
The Man, all drunken libido.

The Lizard

The Lizard is a timid thing
That cannot dance or fly or sing;
He hunts for bugs beneath the floor
And longs to be a dinosaur.

The Crab

Never grab a Crab.

Indeed the illustration for this beast is laid out so that the crab is grabbing this short single line verse or admonition.

illustration of a crab and tag of poem: never grab a crab

Seems like the crab has a libido of its own.

And so for day 1707

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