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The Kitten's Garden of Verses

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Author: Oliver Herford
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 3,180 / 17 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 358
Added to site: 2007.11.11
mnybks.net#: 18984
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

Kittens to shelter fly--
But Human Folk wear overshoes,

To keep their hind paws dry.

[Illustration]

The Shadow Kitten

There's a funny little kitten that tries to look like me,

But though I'm round and fluffy, he's as flat as flat can be; And when I try to mew to him he never makes a sound,

And when I jump into the air he never leaves the ground.

He has a way of growing, I don't understand at all.

Sometimes he's very little and sometimes he's very tall. And once when in the garden when the sun came up at dawn

He grew so big I think he stretched half-way across the lawn.

[Illustration]

Education

When People think that Kittens play,

It's really quite the other way.
For when they chase the Ball or Bobbin

They learn to catch a Mouse or Robin.

The Kitten, deaf to Duty's call,

Who will not chase the bounding ball,
A hungry Cathood will enjoy,

The scorn of

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