These To My Callers Are Presents



Said the hound to the bird
you're safe in my herd
and I'm a kind host to all pheasants.
Eat big harvest yields from my hunting fields,
for these to my callers are presents.

Said the fish to the snake
you're safe on my lake
and I'm a kind host to all serpents.
Eat big froggy plates from my water baits,
for these to my callers are presents.

Said the cat to the mouse
you're safe in my house
and I'm a kind host to all rodents.
Eat big cheesy scraps from my clever traps,
for these to my callers are presents.

Said the lord to the poor
you're safe on my moor
and I'm a kind host to all peasants.
Eat big hearty meals from my rawest deals,
for these to my callers are presents.
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme aabxB ccbxB ddbxB xxbxB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 656
Words 136
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5, 5

Wallace Dean LaBenne

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