Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Giraffe

The Giraffe

I beg you, children, do not laugh
When you sur-vey a tall giraffe.
It's hardly sporting to attack
A beast that cannot answer back...

He has a trumpet for a throat
And cannot blow a single note.
It isn't that his voice he hoards;
He hasn't any vocal cords.
I wish for him, and for his wife,
A voluble girafter life.

Poem by Ogden Nash (who else?) Illustrated by Alexander


faithemmanuel said...

Wow-- I think you have a little artist there! You can definitely see the galloping motion of the giraffe- he looks so carefree! -Faith

Ruth said...

Wow! That's very good, and he's only 6? I love it!!!