by (Joseph) Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)

The dodo
Language: English 
The Dodo used to walk around,
  And take the sun and air.
The sun yet warms his native ground --

The Dodo is not there!

The voice which used to squawk and squeak
  Is now for ever dumb --
Yet may you see his bones and beak
  All in the Mu-se-um.


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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-16
Line count: 8
Word count: 49