Riddle   of   the   White   Beast

In the middle of
the middle of
the middle
grows a horn!

It's a riddle of
a riddle of
a riddle...
Who is born.

With a little white horse body?
A beard just like a goat?
A lion's tail--and hind legs
Like a graceful antelope?

A horn that spirals upwards
from the middle of his head
(which begins in white and then turns black
and finally ends up in red)?

In the middle of
the middle of
his forehead grows a horn
And the answer
to the riddle is
a wondrous unicorn!
--Myra Cohn Livingston


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