One coloured square of paper has untold
Potential which an expert can release.
Whole zoos for those well-versed in how to fold
One coloured square.
Seals, whales, storks, elephants, bears, monkeys, geese,
And more, can all be made by young and old.
Menageries on your own mantelpiece!
The creatures you can make are manifold.
The size of your collection will increase.
What do you get from each when you unfold?
One coloured square!
More verses by Algernon Charles Swinburne
- Hope And Fear
- A Baby's Feet
- Anonymous Plays: Xviii
- After Looking Into Carlyles Reminiscences
- Prelude - Lohengrin