Here's Ears

Ann Garrett is an author of fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. She loves travel, kids, animals and great conversations. Happily married, she lives and writes in CA. "Here's Ears" is in Short Circuit #11, Short Édition's quarterly review.

Elephants use their ears as fans;
they're so much bigger than a man's.
They scatter pesky flies with ease,
and really stir up quite a breeze.
This dog is called a Basset Hound.
His tummy almost skims the ground.
His ears are droopy so he worries
that they'll trip him if he hurries.
For those long ears a hare is famous,
and so we hope no one will blame us
if we follow people's habit
and call the hare a "bunny rabbit."
A lynx looks like a household kitty
when he's young and itty bitty.
His pointed ears sprout tufts of hair.
He's striped and spotted everywhere.
The mouse hears well with tiny ears
when from her little hole she peers.
Because her ears have told her so,
she scurries when it's safe to go.
Koalas seem like mini-bears
with rounded ears—but please beware—
They will not be the least bit ready
to be mistaken for a "Teddy."
Kids have ears of every size.
They come in pairs like feet and eyes.
Some stick out, and some lay flat.
ALL ears are great! And that is that!
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