"Quick! quick! ..."

By Anonymous Anonymous
Quick!   quick!
    The cat's been sick.

Where?   where?
    Under the chair.

Hasten!   hasten!
    Fetch the basin.

Alack!   alack!
    It is too late,
The carpet's in
    An awful state.

No!   no!
    It's all in vain,
For she has licked it
    Up again.

Source: I Saw Esau (1992)

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Subjects Pets, Relationships

Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes

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Poetic Terms Nursery Rhymes

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