The Camel

The camel is an ugly beast,
And very proud withal.
Does it excuse him in the least
That he is eight feet tall?
This should not give him cause
for pride,
For, after all, the whale
Is twice as high and twice as wide
And steadier in a gale.
Yet still in pride the camel goes,
Because (and this is odd)
He knows, and knows he only knows,
The Thousandth Name of God.
He is unhappy, all the same,
And easily depressed,
Since, having learned die
Thousandth Name,
He clean forgot the rest.