William Jay Smith

(1918 / Louisiana, USA)

Poems of William Jay Smith

1. A Pavane for the Nursery 10/2/2014
2. American Primitive 1/20/2003
3. Butterfly 10/2/2014
4. Dachshunds 10/2/2014
5. Invitation to Ground Zero 10/2/2014
6. Mr. Smith 1/20/2003
7. Penguin 10/2/2014
8. Polar Bear 10/2/2014
9. Seal 10/2/2014
10. The Flight 10/2/2014
11. The Floor and the Ceiling 10/2/2014
12. The Garden 10/2/2014
13. The Toaster 10/2/2014
14. The World below the Window 1/20/2003
15. Touch the Air Softly 10/2/2014
16. Winter Morning 1/20/2003

Penguin

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!

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