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Time for a weekly poetry thread.

Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Nov 29 2012, 4:50pm


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This week, in honor of all the Hobbit news, I got in the mood for dragons. And here's my favorite dragon poem, by one of my all-time favorite poets.

THE TALE OF CUSTARD THE DRAGON
By Ogden Nash
Copyright Linell Nash Smith and Isabel Nash Eberstadt

Belinda lived in a little white house,
With a little black kitten and a little gray mouse,
And a little yellow dog and a little red wagon,
And a realio, trulio, little pet dragon.

Now the name of the little black kitten was Ink,
And the little gray mouse, she called her Blink,
And the little yellow dog was sharp as Mustard,
But the dragon was a coward, and she called him Custard.

Custard the dragon had big sharp teeth,
And spikes on top of him and scales underneath,
Mouth like a fireplace, chimney for a nose,
And realio, trulio, daggers on his toes.

Belinda was as brave as a barrel full of bears,
And Ink and Blink chased lions down the stairs,
Mustard was as brave as a tiger in a rage,
But Custard cried for a nice safe cage.

Belinda tickled him, she tickled him unmerciful,
Ink, Blink and Mustard, they rudely called him Percival,
They all sat laughing in the little red wagon
At the realio, trulio, cowardly dragon.

Belinda giggled till she shook the house,
And Blink said Week!, which is giggling for a mouse,
Ink and Mustard rudely asked his age,
When Custard cried for a nice safe cage.

Suddenly, suddenly they heard a nasty sound,
And Mustard growled, and they all looked around.
Meowch! cried Ink, and Ooh! cried Belinda,
For there was a pirate, climbing in the winda.

Pistol in his left hand, pistol in his right,
And he held in his teeth a cutlass bright,
His beard was black, one leg was wood;
It was clear that the pirate meant no good.

Belinda paled, and she cried, Help! Help!
But Mustard fled with a terrified yelp,
Ink trickled down to the bottom of the household,
And little mouse Blink strategically mouseholed.

But up jumped Custard, snorting like an engine,
Clashed his tail like irons in a dungeon,
With a clatter and a clank and a jangling squirm
He went at the pirate like a robin at a worm.

The pirate gaped at Belinda's dragon,
And gulped some grog from his pocket flagon,
He fired two bullets but they didn't hit,
And Custard gobbled him, every bit.

Belinda embraced him, Mustard licked him,
No one mourned for his pirate victim
Ink and Blink in glee did gyrate
Around the dragon that ate the pyrate.

Belinda still lives in her little white house,
With her little black kitten and her little gray mouse,
And her little yellow dog and her little red wagon,
And her realio, trulio, little pet dragon.

Belinda is as brave as a barrel full of bears,
And Ink and Blink chase lions down the stairs,
Mustard is as brave as a tiger in a rage,
But Custard keeps crying for a nice safe cage.


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"For DORA BAGGINS in memory of a LONG correspondence, with love from Bilbo; on a large wastebasket. Dora was Drogo's sister, and the eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo; she was ninety-nine, and had written reams of good advice for more than half a century."
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"A Chance Meeting at Rivendell" and other stories

leleni at hotmail dot com
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Subject User Time
Time for a weekly poetry thread. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 29 2012, 4:50pm
    I like that! silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Nov 30 2012, 3:27pm
        John Muir. Wonderful! Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 30 2012, 5:08pm
            Lily i explored Hopkins a bit silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Dec 1 2012, 12:56am
        John Muir is one of my heroes Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 30 2012, 6:13pm
            Enos Mills is new to me silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Dec 1 2012, 1:05am
                Enos Mills was the "Father of Rocky Mountain National Park" Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Dec 1 2012, 1:15am
                    Och! Sure if there aint too much of the bold Scut here... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Dec 1 2012, 2:44am
                        That is amazing. silneldor Send a private message to silneldor Dec 2 2012, 12:05am
    In honor of St. Andrews Day.... Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Nov 30 2012, 5:07pm
        Very nice! Here's another one: Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Nov 30 2012, 6:17pm
    Poems to place an enormous grin on one's face dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Dec 2 2012, 2:19am

 
 
 

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