The Porpoise


The porpoise is
A gentle soul,
Innocent of guile.
She frolics in
The waves and wears
A Mona Lisa smile.
Once sailors thought
A Lorelei
Was luring them astray.
But it was just
A porpoise—
A merry, friendly
Porpoise—
Inviting them to play.

[illustrations] Illustrated by JaNeanne Webster