Thursday, December 1, 2016

ZooWeird 1

A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.

Angora Rabbit: any of several breeds of long-haired rabbits raised for their abundant fine wool—esp. any of a breed having usually white wool and red eyes

Their eyes are red; their wool is fine.
And (like most sheep) they can’t decline
The role that they are forced to play:
Providing wool (they can’t say “Nay!”).

The name angora—rabbit, cat—
Is from a Turkish town—and that
We now call Ankara, a place
Where I’ve not ever been—disgrace!

But I confess I thought that wool
Was just from sheep—a load of bull.
So rabbits were a huge surprise—
A rabbit sweater? Here’s my size …

So rabbits give us food to eat—
And as most everybody knows:
In races they are hard to beat*—
And now, it seems, they give us clothes!

*Except for that tortoise thing ...

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