Chinese New Year 2015 : The Year of the Sheep (or Ram or Goat)

“Sheep [people] make great friends. They never will … hurt their friends. They are
trustworthy and they can keep secrets.”

The Chinese Goat or Ram or Sheep
Is a true friend you’ll want to keep.
The Chinese Ram or Sheep or Goat
Is a work-mate you would promote.
The Chinese Goat or Sheep or Ram
When called on will say Here I Am !
These sensitive creative beasts
Regale their friends with sumptuous feasts.
Why don’t you follow their example ?
Come on in : here you’ll find a sample
Of many kinds of Chinese eatable
At prices that are hardly beatable !

Robert Ilson,
Poet Laureate