Socrates and Seuss

Portrait of Socrates. Marble, Roman artwork (1...

Has anyone ascertained?
Has anyone put together
the story of the elephant
chasing the speck-like feather,
with the whats and hows
and of course the Whos
is not a tale that is
somehow new?

In ways resembles
that philosopher of old,
who accused of corrupting children
drank hemlock so bold,
maintaining his innocence
until the very end
just like that ole elephant,
but that elephant,
he lived.

Horton Hears a Who!