"¯After one has learned not to take himself too seriously, his attitude toward the troublesome and unusual may be expressed something like this…"¯ -Oregon Teachers Monthly
The cat is in the parlour,
The dog is in the lake;
The cow is in the hammock-
What difference does it make?
Recording by Jason Pomerantz.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
This poem can be found in "Such Nonsense!: An Anthology" by Carolyn Wells (1918).
Thanks to Monique Palomares for the illustration!