This charmer by Wislawa Szymborska, from "Monologue of the Dog."
A Little Girl Tugs At The Tablecloth
She's been in this world for over a year,
and in this world not everything's been examined
and taken in hand.
The subject of today's investigation
is things that don't move by themselves.
They need to be helped along,
taken from their place and relocated.
They don't all want to go, e.g., the bookshelf,
the cupboard, the unyielding walls, the table.
But the table cloth on the stubborn table
-- when well-seized by its hems --
manifests a willingness to travel.
And the glasses, plates,
creamer, spoons, bowl,
are fairly shaking with desire.