BLACK CAT POEMS
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The Little Brown Bat
Edith Matilda Thomas
Quoth the little brown bat: "I rise with the owl--
Wisest and best of the feathered fowl;
Let other folks rise, if they will, with the lark,
And be early and bright--I am early and dark!"
Quoth the little brown bat: "I'm awake and up,
When the night-moth sips from the lily's white cup;
lanterns are searching the sky,
I am glancing about, with fiery eye!"
Quoth the little brown bat: "The
has its noon
As well as its day--and I'm friends with the
Many a secret she tells me alone,
Which never a
Quoth the little brown
: "There is house-room for me,
comes, in some hollow tree;
Or under barn eaves, near the fragrant hay,
I sleep the dull winter hours away."
poems by Edith Matilda Thomas