Pigeon and Wren
It's as much as a pigeon can do
To maintain two;
But the little wren can maintain ten
And bring them all up like gentlemen.
I came across this little piece of doggerel tonight. It's a traditional verse and was commonly recited when I was a young boy growing up in England. I had long since forgotten it, but it was delightful to see it in print and be reminded of those simpler times.