Poetry Day 73

Iroquois Lullaby

Ho, Ho, Watanay,
Ho, Ho, Watanay,
Ho, Ho, Watanay,
Kiyokena, Kiyokena.
Do, do, mon petit,
Do, do, mon petit,
Do, do, mon petit,
et bonne nuit, et bonne nuit.
Slumber, my little one,
Slumber, my little one,
Slumber, my little one
and gently sleep, so gently sleep.
Land of the Silver Birch
Land of the silver birch
Home of the beaver
Where still the mighty moose
Wanders at will
Blue lake and rocky shore,
I will return once more,
Boom de de boom, boom de de boom
Boo-oo-oo-oo-oom.
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The Hippopotamus
by Ogden Nash

Behold the hippopotamus!
We laugh at how he looks to us,
And yet in moments dank and grim,
I wonder how we look to him.
Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus!
We really look all right to us,
As you no doubt delight the eye
Of other hippopotami.

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