Rock lobster carrying mussels

Friday poem: The Lobster

This one is also from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (non-SA readers click here) by Lewis Carroll. I think sometimes we all talk in tremulous tones about sharks…

The Lobster – Lewis Carroll

’Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare, “You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair.” As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes. When the sands are all dry, he is gay as a lark, And will talk in contemptuous tones of the Shark, But, when the tide rises and sharks are around, His voice has a timid and tremulous sound.

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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