Monday, 28 April 2014
Nursery Rhymes Reworked
Baa baa white sheep, have you any wool ?
I've gotten bags of it all of them full.
It's got rather damp and starting to fester,
The Dame doesn't want it, she prefers polyester.
(Sadly the Master and the Little Boy who lives
down the lane are allergic to man made fibre.)
Mary had a little lamb, it lived up in her flat,
It grew quite big and awkward,
But it made a lovely mat.
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
Eating her curds and wheY.
There came a big spider dressed as a vicar,
He said the World Wide Webs here
Let us PREY.
We built a house of concrete, it was very strong,
But it wasn't very pretty so we sold it for a song.
Then we built one of bricks,that was rather nice,
It sold for lots of money so we won't tell you the price.
Then we built a house of love, nobody can fell it,
It is ever lasting so we'll never, ever sell it.
P.S. I told you it was soppy.
Digitalis andWild Oats.
We're always glad to feed the birds it doesn't cost a lot.
But lately our poor garden has rather gone to pot.
Sparrows, tits and woodpeckers all gather round,
They eat the seeds and nuts and things but some fall on the ground.
So now our gardens rather wild, Prince Charles would be so glad,
There are wild oats growing there, ( not Pete's I would be mad).
One of the strange and lovely things that's grown and prospered there
Is a foxglove ( Digitalis) so grand and tall and fair,
In past years with a tripod we've grown good runner beans,
That's where a seed had settled, a perfect spot it seems.
We were surprised the way it grew,quite as tall as Pete,
Then it went on growing as it flowered, three more feet.
I took a photo there of Pete to show how tall it's grown,
I've saved a lovely lot of seeds so more plants can be sewn.
I believe they are biennial so it may take a while,
But in the future digitalis will bring a happy smile.