"To The Fish Of The Brook"
by John Wolcot
Why flyest thou away with fear?
Trust me there's naught of danger near,
I have no wicked hook,
All covered with a snaring bait,
Alas, to tempt thee to thy fate,
And drag thee from the brook.
Enjoy thy stream, O harmless fish;
And when an angler for his dish,
Through gluttony's vile sin,
Attempts, a wretch, to pull thee out,
God give thee strength, O gentle trout
To pull the rascal in!
To The Fish Of The Brook
If you are the copyright holder of this poem and it was submitted by one of our users without your consent, please contact us at http://support.scrapbook.com and we will be happy to remove it.