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Ellis Parker Butler - The Whale

The Whale is found in seas and oceans,
Indulging there in fishlike motions,
But Science shows that Whales are mammals,
Like Jersey cows, and goats, and camels.

When undisturbed, the Whale will browse
Like camels, goats, and Jersey cows,
On food that satisfies its tongue,
Thus making milk to feed its young.

Asking no costly hay and oats,
Like camels, Jersey cows, and goats,
The Whale, prolific milk producer,
Should be our cheapest lactic juicer.

Our milk should all come from the sea,
But who, I ask, would want to be—
And here the proposition fails—
The milkmaid to a herd of Whales?

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Poet: Ellis Parker Butler
Poem: The Whale
Volume: Saturday Evening Post
Year: Published/Written in 1934

Comment 1 of 1, added on February 12th, 2006 at 10:41 PM.

Uh, no offense or anything, but this poem is ridiculous

Ella from Australia

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