I’m off to see the monkeys now,
The ibex, the Tibetan cow,
The tortoise, hippo, kangaroo—
But if you think it’s to the zoo
I’m heading out, you’re incorrect—
I’m off to feed my intellect
Not in the jungle nearby found,
But where the animals are bound
In paper quarters, for you see,
I’m headed for the library.
elegant – wonderful reflections!
I’m glad you liked it; I do love both animals and books, in many ways, so to combine them in this little piece was a pleasure. 🙂
Great deal! Love the image
A charming creature that was, at the time I took the photo from which I made the illustration, enjoying a cool summer bath immensely, just standing in the shade while a young lady sprayed a hose all over its long wool!
Hahaha! I love this. And the image is nice.
It’s from a funny little private animal rescue place not too far from our home, where the animals were getting afternoon food and (in this one’s case) a great cooling off with a hose bath!
Thank you! If I can’t have an expedition to both the library and the zoo on the same day, at least I can mash them together in a lighthearted poem. 😉
Another gem Kathryn! Thank you for the smile 😊 xx
Delighted anytime I can give you one! xoxo! 😀
I adore this!!
Thank you! I got a kick out of putting the post together. 🙂
While you’re there, say hello to Longfellow, Churchill, Steinbeck, and the rest for me. 🙂