From a Nonsense
#5: The Lamina
The Lamina: a creature queer
Who wears his eyes upon his rear
Looks backward, and, ergo, therein
He sees ahead to where itís been
So keen a beast behind Ė although
Heís wholly blind before, and so
Relies on memory to show
Just where it is itís going to go.
#8: The Dree
The Dree: a creature most absurd
Who isnít flesh, nor fish, nor bird
Its skin is rough Ė its trunk is round Ė
Its feet are buried in the ground
It hasnít front, it hasnít hind Ė
Oh, thatís a tree. Well, never mind.
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