The Pig’s Tail

by Norman Ault

yak A furry coat has the bear to wear,
the tortoise a coat of mail,
the yak has more than his share of hair,
but the pig has a curly tail.


elephantThe elephant’s tusks are sold of gold,
the slug leaves a silver trail,
the parrot is never too old to scold,
but the pig has a curly tail.

sleeping_lion

The lion can either roar or snore,
the cow gives milk in a pail,
the dog can guard a door and more,
but the pig has a curly tail.


pink_pigFor the rest of the beasts that prey
from the tiny mouse to the whale,
there’s much more that I could say today,
but the pig has a curly tail.




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3 Responses to “The Pig’s Tail”

  1. Wendy Moir Says:

    I recited this poem in an eisteddford in 1967, I received honours for my recitation

    • Sandy Says:

      Very nice !! Those were the days when we actually enjoyed school and we learnt a lot. I am trying to teach my Grand Daughter all that I did in school when I was young.

  2. Sandy Says:

    I have been looking for this poem to recite it for my Grand daughter. I learnt it in school in the sixties!!
    I enjoy sharing bits of my past with my little Princess, thank you so much for posting.

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