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I thought we needed a catchall; for thoughts and poems that don't fit else where.



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I have found a wonderful website put up by the Library of Congress. It is called Poetry 180.

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Welcome to Poetry 180. Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed.




http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/p180-home.html



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Poems fit everywhere. :)


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Where does this one fit???? Because it sure does cheer me up!!!

P** P* B**** B** D******
Flanders & Swann


Ma's out, Pa's out, Let's talk rude!
Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.
Dance in the garden in the nude,
Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.
Let's write rude words all down our street,
Stick out our tongues at the people we meet,
Let's have an intellectual treat
Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.

Sunday again on CBC,
Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.
And Norman Mailer is coming to tea,
Pee Po Belly Bum Pants!
Alan Ginsberg reads on and on,
But we're having a happening when he's gone,
Come to the party in the john,
Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.

Disney's planning a double bill,
Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.
Christopher Robin meets Fanny Hill,
Pooh Bear Belly Bum Drawers.
On stage and screen we can all work hard,
Throwing toilet rolls in our own backyard,
Who's afraid of the avant-garde?
Pee Pee Po Po Belly Belly Bum Bum, Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.

What gets the prizes and wins awards?
Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.
What did Prince Phillip tell the Lords?
Well, never mind that.
At Oxford and Cambridge, and Yale and all,
and at Berkely, they really have a ball,
'cos the higher the brow, the harder they fall,
For Belly Belly Bum Bum Belly Belly Bum Bum Pee Po Belly Belly Bum Bum, Pee Po Belly Bum Drawers.


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Maybe it fits in a Whimsy thread, which we don't have. I think I have a book called An Anthology of Whimsy. I enjoy this kind of poem, too.

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Post Sundries
Thought you might like this. I don't know where I found it. :-

Recipe.
I didn't have potatoes, so I substituted rice.
I didn't have paprika, so I used another spice.
I didn't have tomato sauce, I used tomato paste;
A whole can, not a half can - I don't believe in waste.
A friend gave me the recipe; she said you couldn't beat it.
There must be something wrong with her
I couldn't even eat it!



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Hmmm...sounds like my cooking.Thanks. I guess I'll open a whimsy thread, after all.

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Lovely to have you back Jay
Did you have good holiday?

Look at that.....that rhymes that does!!!!


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Hi Penelope, yes a great Holiday. Ate in Restaurants in Cardito, Ceruosola, Picinisco, Cassino and San biagio. Visited old friennds,Italian, French, Swedes and English / Italians. Ddn't see a TV. PC or hear the Radio. How are your lot ?



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We are all fine thank you Jay, except that Danny - son who is a falconer at a Bird of Prey Centre - been attacked by one of the guard dogs. It eaten his leg - they can't stitch it because of it being a bite and a bit infected. He been on strong antibiotics, strictly no alcohol - so its been a bit like living with Attila the Hun!!

Sorry everybody - I couldn't make this message rhyme!

Won't do it again - promise!


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Ogden Nash is often cited for his whimsical poems. Perhaps you will enjoy this one.



First Child ... Second Child


FIRST

Be it a girl, or one of the boys,
It is scarlet all over its avoirdupois,
It is red, it is boiled; could the obstetrician
Have possibly been a lobstertrician?
His degrees and credentials were hunky-dory,
But how's for an infantile inventory?
Here's the prodigy, here's the miracle!
Whether its head is oval or spherical,
You rejoice to find it has only one,
Having dreaded a two-headed daughter or son;
Here's the phenomenon all complete,
It's got two hands, it's got two feet,
Only natural, but pleasing, because
For months you have dreamed of flippers or claws.
Furthermore, it is fully equipped:
Fingers and toes with nails are tipped;
It's even got eyes, and a mouth clear cut;
When the mouth comes open the eyes go shut,
When the eyes go shut, the breath is loosed
And the presence of lungs can be deduced.
Let the rockets flash and the cannon thunder,
This child is a marvel, a matchless wonder.
A staggering child, a child astounding,
Dazzling, diaperless, dumbfounding,
Stupendous, miraculous, unsurpassed,
A child to stagger and flabbergast,
Bright as a button, sharp as a thorn,
And the only perfect one ever born.


SECOND

Arrived this evening at half-past nine.
Everybody is doing fine.
Is it a boy, or quite the reverse?
You can call in the morning and ask the nurse.

Ogden Nash



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Ogden Nash is often cited for his whimsical poems. Perhaps you will enjoy this one.



First Child ... Second Child


FIRST

Be it a girl, or one of the boys,
It is scarlet all over its avoirdupois,
It is red, it is boiled; could the obstetrician
Have possibly been a lobstertrician?
His degrees and credentials were hunky-dory,
But how's for an infantile inventory?
Here's the prodigy, here's the miracle!
Whether its head is oval or spherical,
You rejoice to find it has only one,
Having dreaded a two-headed daughter or son;
Here's the phenomenon all complete,
It's got two hands, it's got two feet,
Only natural, but pleasing, because
For months you have dreamed of flippers or claws.
Furthermore, it is fully equipped:
Fingers and toes with nails are tipped;
It's even got eyes, and a mouth clear cut;
When the mouth comes open the eyes go shut,
When the eyes go shut, the breath is loosed
And the presence of lungs can be deduced.
Let the rockets flash and the cannon thunder,
This child is a marvel, a matchless wonder.
A staggering child, a child astounding,
Dazzling, diaperless, dumbfounding,
Stupendous, miraculous, unsurpassed,
A child to stagger and flabbergast,
Bright as a button, sharp as a thorn,
And the only perfect one ever born.


SECOND

Arrived this evening at half-past nine.
Everybody is doing fine.
Is it a boy, or quite the reverse?
You can call in the morning and ask the nurse.

Ogden Nash



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It was twins!



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Sorry to hear that-Hope he's better soon. But-No Alcohol ? Is the Doctor a Sadist ?



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Tom Hood!!!!! - may I introduce Jaywalker

You two should get on well!!!

'Twins' Indeed - ;-)


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