This is part of the complete Exercises in Song cycle being released on this site.

"Animism " is a bonus exercise, not to be found in Raymond Queneau's original Exercices de Style nor in the translations.

To be sung to the tune of "Show Me The Way To Go Home". More information here.

Wistful, a cottage now waits,
And cuddles a sleepy feather bed.
A splash of amber liquid dances round a glass
Then it flirts with teeth instead.

A cheery, hopeful whoop
Then proceeds to dive and swoop
Over lazy hills and fidgeting seas,
Finally reaching its coop.