If All The World Were Paper

A poem by Walter Crane


If all the world were paper,
And all the sea were ink,
And all the trees were bread and cheese,
What should we do for drink?


If all the world were sand--O!
Oh, then what should we lack--O!
If, as they say, there were no clay,
How should we take tobacco?


If all our vessels ran-a,
If none but had a crack,
If Spanish apes ate all the grapes,
How should we do for sack?

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