Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Post-mirror-look reflections

The Hippopotamus, by Ogden Nash

Behold the hippopotamus!
We laugh at how he looks to us,
And yet in moments dank and grim,
I wonder how we look to him.
Peace, peace, thou hippopotamus!
We really look all right to us,
As you no doubt delight the eye
Of other hippopotami.

7 Comments:

Anonymous susan said...

so darling, you think I'm a hippo?
Time sure has changed....

7:22 AM  
Blogger gideon the gorilla said...

'The Ant' by Ogden Nash

The ant has made himself illustrious
Through constant industry industrious.
So what?
Would you be calm and placid
If you were full of formic acid?

knock yourself out: http://www.westegg.com/nash/

9:32 AM  
Blogger The Marauder's Map said...

Aww! It can't be all that bad?

3:05 AM  
Blogger eM said...

In view of all this, I must present my self-composition.
*ahem* It's called The Meercat, and it's quite affecting.

The meercat is a funny thing,
It has no bite, it has no sting,
It has a disconcerting habit,
Of sitting upright, like a rabbit
It doesn't follow rules of thumb,
In fact, it's really rather.. dumb,
But, though not the jungle's brightest fruit,
The meercat IS, definitely, cute.
:)

3:35 AM  
Blogger Accidental Fame Junkie said...

'The Firefly' by Ogden Nash

The firefly's flame
Is something for which science has no name
I can think of nothing eerier
Than flying around with an unidentified glow on a person's posterier.

3:59 AM  
Blogger motheater said...

I definitely fall in the category of "other hippopotami" then :-)

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

candy is dandy but liquor is quicker

- sleepless in sf

11:55 AM  

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