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Poetry Month, eh?

April 20th, 2007 (09:50 am)

In honour of Poetry Month, I've decided to inflictshare some verses with you from the wonderful Spike Milligan.


On the Ning Nang Nong

On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There's a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.
On the Nong Ning Nang
All the mice go Clang
And you just can't catch 'em when they do!
So its Ning Nang Nong
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning
Trees go ping
Nong Ning Nang
The mice go Clang
What a noisy place to belong
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!



The ABC

'Twas midnight in the schoolroom
And every desk was shut
When suddenly from the alphabet
Was heard a loud "Tut-Tut!"

Said A to B, "I don't like C;
His manners are a lack.
For all I ever see of C
Is a semi-circular back!"

"I disagree," said D to B,
"I've never found C so.
From where I stand he seems to be
An uncompleted O."

C was vexed, "I'm much perplexed,
You criticise my shape.
I'm made like that, to help spell Cat
And Cow and Cool and Cape."

"He's right" said E; said F, "Whoopee!"
Said G, "'Ip, 'Ip, 'ooray!"
"You're dropping me," roared H to G.
"Don't do it please I pray."

"Out of my way," LL said to K.
"I'll make poor I look ILL."
To stop this stunt J stood in front,
And presto! ILL was JILL.

"U know," said V, "that W
Is twice the age of me.
For as a Roman V is five
I'm half as young as he."

X and Y yawned sleepily,
"Look at the time!" they said.
"Let's all get off to beddy byes."
They did, then "Z-z-z."

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Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: April 20th, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)
Black cat

Mary Pugh was only two
When she went out of doors.
She went out standing up, she did,
But came back on all fours.The moral of my story,
Please meditate and pause,
Never send your baby out in loosly waisted drawers.

That's from memory, so I might not be exactly word perfect - believe it or not I quote this one regularly at work!

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 20th, 2007 10:38 am (UTC)
iCylon

Lovely! I don't think I remember that one. I used to have a marvelous book of his stuff when I was younger - one page with the poem and the facing page with his illustration.

Obviously, I was warped at a very early age.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: April 20th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Hmm

I have a feeling that we had the same book, or a similar one.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 20th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
Cat and Doc

Was it a sort of orangish-yellow paper cover around it?

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: April 20th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Noggin

Yes! I was going to say that I had a memory of it being orange, but I wasn't sure.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 20th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Weasleys [samiamicons]

Yeah! Orange wasn't quite right. Maybe a mustard type yellow?

Pretty sure twas the same book though now. *beams happily*

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: April 20th, 2007 02:17 pm (UTC)

This explains so much. ;)

Lovely silly poetry.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 20th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
Booster Stylish [wildecate]

I always thought the best poetry was the type that demanded its own rhythem and just carries you along with it. Thus the On the Ning Nang Nong love.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: April 20th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)

*grin* It's a bouncy little read.

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