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The Rhinoceros by Ogden Nash

Another poem from Your Animal Poems with a drawing by Quentin Blake.

Rhino

The Rhino is a homely beast,
For human eyes he’s not a feast,
But you and I will never know
Why Nature chose to make him so.
Farewell, farewell, you old rhinoceros,
I’ll stare at something less prepoceros.

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Mice

Another poem from Your Animal Poems with a picture by Quentin Blake.

Mice

Mice
I think mice
Are rather nice.

   Their tails are long,
   Their faces small,
   They haven’t any
   Chins at all.
   Their ears are pink,
   Their teeth are white,
   They run about
   The house at night.
   They nibble things
   They shouldn’t touch,
   And no one seems
   To like them much.

But I think mice
Are nice.

ROSE FYLEMAN