Monday, May 01, 2006

Ogden Nash 1902-1971

THE PLATYPUS

I like the duck-billed platypus
Because it is anomalous.
I like the way it raises its family,
Partly birdly, partly mammaly.
I like its independent attitude.
Let no one call it a duck-billed platitude.




from The Private Dining Room, Little, Brown, Boston, 1952. p. 43.

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