sobota, 13. april 2013

Rudyard Kipling – Six Honest Serving Men

I KEEP six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When 
And How and Where and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
I send them east and west;
But after they have worked for me,
I give them all a rest.

I let them rest from nine till five,

For I am busy then,
As well as breakfast, lunch, and tea,
For they are hungry men.
But different folk have different views; 
I know a person small-
She keeps ten million serving-men,
Who get no rest at all!

She sends'em abroad on her own affairs,

From the second she opens her eyes-
One million Hows, two million Wheres,
And seven million Whys!

The Elephant's Child 
Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
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