Not every one is always able To recognise a vegetable, While others use their intuition, And even I make no pretense Of having more than common sense; Indeed these strange homologies Are in most flornithologies, And I have freely drawn upon The works of Gray and Audubon, Avoiding though the frequent blunders Of those who study Nature's wonders.
For those of you who have difficulties in determining birds from flowers, this book will be invaluable. For those of you who do not have a problem in this respect, you will find the verses most amusing.
The Parrot. The Carrot.
The Parrot and the Carrot we may easily confound, They're very much alike in looks and similar in sound, We recognize the Parrot by his clear articulation, For Carrots are unable to engage in conversation.