Treasure Island

George Redgrave


Animals' Houses


Of animals' houses
Two sorts are found -
Those which are square ones
And those which are round.

Square is a hen-house,
A kennel, a sty:
Cows have square houses
And so have I.

A snail's shell is curly,
A bird's nest round;
Rabbits have twisty burrows
Underground.

But the fish in the bowl
And the fish at sea -
Their houses are round
As a house can be.

James Reeves

Submitted: Monday, January 18, 2010

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  • George Redgrave (10/6/2013 12:41:00 AM)

    This poem was NOT written by me but by James Reeves, as I indicated. I merely added it to Poem Hunter. (Report) Reply

  • George Redgrave (9/7/2012 3:03:00 PM)

    This poem is by James Reeves, I merely added it to the Poem Hunter site which gives the appearance that it is my poem - which it is not. (Report) Reply

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