Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hippopotamus

Hippos have quite caught the fancy of certain poets, and it is quite a few poets ...like Nash, Eliot, Herford, Belloc or Barrington. (Familiarity ranks high with Nash and Eliot right now). The hippo-cake goes to Nash though. How can one read Nash and not be delighted? Hence, have added my own musings on hippos (the art work :p).
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.

Ogden Nash

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