The Dolphin was, if you should wish
To call him so, -the King of Fish.
Though having neither gills nor scales,
His title should be Prince of Whales.
While too small waisted to provide
A Jonah with a Berth Inside,
The Dolphin has been known to pack
A Drowning Sailor on his back
And bear him safely into port,-
He was a Taxi-whale, in short.
Written by Oliver Herford (British born American).
Thanks and Acknowledgements
This poem can be found in "The Mythological Zoo" (1912) by Oliver Herford.