There are so many different kinds of poo
but study of them comes with some restraint;
it’s not a thing nice people do.
The neatly excavated badger’s loo,
the strangely fragrant, fish-scaled otter’s spraint;
there are so many different sorts of poo.
Boned pellets hiccuped by the owl -tuwhoo!
may look like droppings, but they ain’t
-they’re still not things nice people do;
poked with a stick, these things tell true
a tale of what the beasts last ate-
and there’s so many different kinds of poo
Pellinore’s horn of fewmets, too,
would tell where Questing Beast had went
-he’d show them to nice folk like you.
It is a habit I’d commend, and do,
For time spent studying nature’s time well spent;
there are so many different kinds of poo
even (shhh!) the kind nice people do.
Dru Marland lives among voles on a canal, and draws pictures of them and other creatures, and fixes engines now and then.