The joke at the root of the poem "A Penguin" is that it's a play on the phrase, "The pen is mightier than the sword."
The Pen-guin sits up-on the shore
And loves the lit-tle fish to bore;
He has one en-er-vat-ing joke
That would a very Saint provoke:
"The Pen-guin's might-i-er than the sword-fish";
He tells this dai-ly to the bored fish,
Un-til they are so weak, they float
With-out re-sis-tance down his throat.
Written by Oliver Herford.
Read by Lisa Yannucci.
Thanks and Acknowledgements
Image composed by Mama Lisa.