From The Sloth by Theodore Roethke

In moving slow he has no Peer.
You ask him something in his Ear,
He thinks about it for a Year;

— Theodore Roethke, excerpt from The Sloth

Black and White Sloth excerpt from The Sloth by Theodore Roethke

This poem was copyright 1950 by Theodore Roethke. You can read the full poem here.

Interesting Fact: this poem was one of many appearing on posters on the London Underground honoring poems. Its page is here, but they don’t show the poster for copyright reasons.

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