Two by two, they arrived.
Two by two, came aboard;
Lions and tigers and bears—
An astonishing, feather-furred hoard!
Great flannel clouds gathered thickly,
God pulled the plank, slammed tight the door.
The riotous, rambunctious load,
Thundered and rattled and roared.
The rain fell with pelting and pinging,
Geisers spewed like never before.
When the tempest was totaled,
All was scoured and clean once more.