The Squirrel by Mildred Bowers Armstrong

He wore a question mark for tail,
An overcoat of gray,
He sat up straight to eat a nut.

He liked to tease and play,
And if we ran around his tree,
He went the other way.

Summary

The Poet’s imagination about the appearance and physical features of the squirrel is narrated in a simple but exquisite manner.

The stanza begins with a physical description of the squirrel. The squirrel is grey coloured and therefore the poet says, that he wears “an overcoat of gray”. His tail is twisted like a question mark. Further, the poet describes the food that the squirrel enjoys. He loves to eat nuts.

The poet loves the game of hide and seek between him and the squirrel. If he went too close to the squirrel, it would run and hide in the other direction.

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