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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 5 (August 1, 1935)

What Polar Bears Bear

What Polar Bears Bear.

The polar bear, sitting on his concrete ice-berg, looks at us plaintively, and, although the southerly is crisping our whiskers and nipping our ears, he seems to say, “Glory! Ain't it ‘ot?” His bathing pool is still and green with a cold shudder in every drop, but he regards it with distaste and appears to growl, “Pshaw! These tepid baths!” But perhaps if we were tailored like the polar bear we too would complain that the ice cream was luke warm. For

The polar bear who loves to straddle
An ice block for his winter saddle,
Must find our climate irritating,
With southerlies so enervating.
No doubt he envies me and you
Our chilblains and our noses blue.