“Because he swings so neatly through the trees,”

Because he swings so neatly through the trees,
An ape feels natural in the word trapeze.

Richard Wilbur, “Because he swings so neatly through the trees” from The Pig in the Spigot. Copyright © 2000 by Richard Wilbur. Reprinted with the permission of Voyager Books.
Source: The Pig in the Spigot (2004)
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