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The Spinning Earth by Ailleen Fisher









The Spinning Earth

Ailleen Fisher

The earth, they say,
spins round and round.
It doesn't look it
from the ground,
and never makes
a spinning sound.

And water never
swirls and swishes
from oceans full
of dizzy fishes,
and shelves don't lose
their pans and dishes.

And houses don't go whirling by,
or puppies swirl around the sky,
or robins spin instead of fly.

It may be true
What people say
about one spinning 
night and day...
but I keep wondering, anyway.