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Short poem

Arthur Guiterman (1871-1943)

Safety First

              1The Deer don't dine
              2  When a Wolf's about,
              3And the Porcupine
              4  Sticks his quill-points out.

              5The Minks won't tell
              6  Where they hide or sleep,
              7And the Lynx looks well
              8  Where he means to leap.

              9The Mice lie snug
            10  When the Hoot Owls flit,
            11And the Lightning Bug
            12  Keeps his tail-light lit.

Online text copyright © 2004, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text:
Publication date note: Guiterman, Arthur, Wildwood Fables (New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1927): 61.
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition:
Recent editing: 1:2004/6/21

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