Oliphaunt :

Grey as a mouse

Big as a house.

Nose like a snake.

I make the earth shake.

As I tramph through the grass

Trees crack as I pass.

With horns in my mouth

I walk in the south.

Flapping big ears

Beyond count of years

I stump round and round

Never lie on the ground

Not even to die

Oliphaunt am I.

Biggest of all

Huge, old and tall.

If ever you’d met me

You would not gorget me.

If you never do

You won’t think I’m true.

But old Oliphaunt am I

And I never die.

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