Origami Heaven

Cloud 9 - Cartoons and poetry

The website of writer and paperfolding designer David Mitchell


Learn to love the animals
You should never hit a potamus

or trample on a whelk.

Don't irritate a leopard

or aggravate an elk.

Learn to love the animals

and they will love you too.

How would you like a rabbit

who put you in her stew?


So if you meet a lion,

out strolling in a wood,

just offer him your sandwiches

and tell him he looks good.

Most lions are friendly creatures

(as long as they have fed,

though a hungry lion might just decide

to snack on you instead).


So be friendly to the animals

and they'll be friendly too.

Would you be friends with an elephant

who put you in her zoo?