Almost every bird species has a clear, distinct look
to identify male from female so they can’t be mistook –
just go and look them up in a spotting guide book.
But robins are the exception that proves this general rule,
making it easy to ensure they have everyone fooled –
which, when you think about it, is really rather cool…
I’ve always felt that comedies of error are far-fetched –
Rosalind couldn’t pass for Ganymede just by changing dress.
But I think a robin theatre cast might actually impress…
You wouldn’t have a clue who was who and what was what,
belief wouldn’t be suspended, more like utterly forgot –
what a shame Robins don’t give Shakespeare more thought!