by Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

A white hen sitting
Language: English 
A white hen sitting
 On white eggs three:
Next, three speckled chickens
 As plump as plump can be.

An owl, and a hawk,
 And a bat come to see:
But chicks beneath their mother's wing
 Squat safe as safe can be.

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