When children cannot get to sleep
I’m told they take to counting sheep;
And even grown-up Dads and Mothers
Fall asleep, like many others,
By the curious device
Of seeing sheep before their eyes.
But when a lamb is sent to bed,
And cannot get to sleep, instead,
How – does anyone suppose –
Can he bring himself to doze?
The answer is – as any sheep’ll
Tell you – it’s by counting people!
For sheep consider people are
The oddest animals by far;
With only half as many feet
As any others that they meet;
And heads so high up in the air
That one can hardly see they’re there! Continue Reading »