Friday, January 20, 2012

For Real Toads: nonsense

What a wonderful way
To start out my day
Of poetry-writing and dishes.
Thanks go to Laurie
And here is my story
Which doesn't contain any fishes. 
By definition, it doesn't have to make sense. It is nonsense, the word of the day offered by Laurie for the writers' group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.
It took me a while to get used
To the books of the late Dr. Seuss.
It's true. I had never heard of him, or his books, or his crazy characters when, in my teens, I was babysitting for family friends, and their children asked me to read "Green Eggs and Ham." Well, my stomach curdled at the thought, and I wasn't comfortable with Dr. Seuss for years after that. I loved the title of "The Cat in the Hat" however, and eventually became a fan.
Meanwhile, I had always liked Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky" — especially the first two lines, with their infectious rhythm and ridiculous words.
So, here we have it, my nonsense for the day, just as it proceeded from my brain to my fingers without being interrupted by anything like thought in between:

“What ho!” cried the hog
As he rode on his log
Through the fiery blog
And the beansprouts.
“What ho, indeed,”
Said a fiery steed
Who had made the blog bleed
In the first place.
“But I am in first place,”
An old soldier yelled,
“And you are in second and threed!”
“But when I catch up
“You will be ketchup,”
Called out the hot dog who'd treed
A series of skunks
Which had run up the trunks
And now could scarcely be seed
Through the leaves of the sorrel,
And, therefore, the moral
Of this whole sorry story is speed.

Also linking to Writers' Weekend Retreat over at Grandma's Goulash.


Jo said...

Exellent, Kay! Who'd have thought ten years ago that you would be using a word "blog" in poetry! Hugs to you and a loving pat for Lindy. Blessings Jo

Laurie Kolp said...

Hahaha... this is great, Kay! I love "threed" and the speedy ending. Thanks so much for participating!

Natasha Head said...

Wonderful, smunderful! said the wanna-be poet, this seems like a good bit of fun and you know it!

kez said...

Cool it's been a joy reading all the nonsense that brings smiles thank you x x x

Janet said...

from your comment to your poem...the laughter continues! Thank-you for brightening up my cleaning day.

Teresa said...

I love the fast pace of this and the rhymes. So much fun!

Linnea said...

Great fun!

Thank you and have a very good weekend!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Hahaha!! Well done, love this. I am a great Dr. Seuss fan, and my kids loved Green Eggs and Ham, now my grandchildren get them read to them by their mum.

Mary said...

I enjoyed this, Kay, I absolutely LOVED the wording.

Fireblossom said...

Freaking hilarious.

Other Mary said...

Very fun...(going off to sit in a corner and think silly thoughts).

Misty Dawn said...

You are beyond amazing! You have such fantastic talent!

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Misty — you are too kind! Thank you so much.

Grandma's Goulash said...

Ditto what Misty said. This one is priceless, Kay.