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THE JUMBLIES




Continuing with poetry everyday in April, I read Edward Lear's, The Jumblies.

The Jumblies

They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
In a Sieve they went to sea:
In spite of all their friends could say,
On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
In a Sieve they went to sea!
And when the Sieve turned round and round,
And every one cried, `You'll all be drowned!'
They called aloud, `Our Sieve ain't big,
But we don't care a button! we don't care a fig!
In a Sieve we'll go to sea!'
Far and few, far and few,
Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
And they went to sea in a Sieve.

You can read the rest of this fun poem here. http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-jumblies/

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writerjenn
Apr. 5th, 2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
I'm sad to say I think I see some analogies to public policy here ...
angeladegroot
Apr. 6th, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
Oh my!
boreal_owl
Apr. 22nd, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
Love Edward Lear. His voice is unique.

Happy belated birthday, Angela!
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