Said the Duck to the Kangaroo,
Good gracious! How you hop!
Over the fields and the water too,
As if you never would stop!
My life is a bore in this nasty pond,
And I long to go out in the world beyond!
I wish I could hop like you!
Said the Duck to the Kangaroo.
( first stanza )
Edward Lear, Landscape Painter and Poet (1812-1888)