A Caution To Everybody

Consider the auk;
Becoming extinct because he forgot how to fly, and could only walk.
Consider man, who may well become extinct
Because he forgot how to walk and learned how to fly before he thinked.

by Ogden Nash

Comments (4)

Expertly written Mere words can not describe it
I like His Words. But, It is differ from the actual Concept.....
Clearly the poet -farmer has planted the orchard; otherwise he wouldn't feel so close to it nor care for it as much as he does. It is unusual to say 'Goodbye and keep cold' to a group of trees, but it perfectly expresses Frost's interest in their survival. He does all he can to ensure this; the rest he states is up to God.
This is a well written poem. It is always wonderful to read these poems, because they are so simple but yet brilliant.