Monday, February 14, 2011

The Seal of Approval

Seal
by William Jay Smith

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See how he dives
From the rocks with a zoom!
See how he darts
Through his watery room
Past crabs and eels
And green seaweed,
Past fluffs of sandy
Minnow feed!
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See how he swims
With a swerve and a twist,
A flip of the flipper,
A flick of the wrist!
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Quicksilver-quick,
Softer than spray,
Down he plunges
And sweeps away;
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Before you can think,
Before you can utter
Words like "Dill pickle"
Or "Apple butter,"
Back up he swims
Past Sting Ray and Shark,
Out with a zoom,
A whoop, a bark;
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Before you can say
Whatever you wish,
He plops at your side
With a mouthful of fish!
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For a cute attack... 
For the earrings... 

2 comments:

  1. What cute little faces. Who could not have a smile on their face with your little friends to start the day!

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