“Penguin,” A Poem For Those Of Us Who Live In The North

Penguin
by William Jay Smith

I think it must be very nice
To stroll about upon the ice,
Night and day, day and night,
Wearing only black and white,
Always in your Sunday best—
Black tailcoat and pearl-white vest.
To stroll about so pleasantly
Beside the cold and silent sea
Would really suit me to a T!
I think it must be very nice
To stroll with Penguins on the ice.
“Penguin” by William Jay Smith from Laughing Time: Collected Nonsense. © Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993.

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