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The Tree

I am four monkeys.
One hangs from a limb,
tail-wise,
chattering at the earth;
another is cramming his belly with cocoanut;
the third is up in the top branches,
quizzing the sky,
and the fourth—
he's chasing another monkey.
How many monkeys are you?

Credit


This poem is in the public domain.

Author


Alfred Kreymborg

Alfred Kreymborg was born on December 10, 1883, in New York City.

Date Published: 1916-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/tree