Πέμπτη, 1 Ιουλίου 2010

Crocodile fun




The Crocodile
                                      

No animal is half as vile



As Crocky–Wock, the crocodile.


On Saturdays he likes to crunch


Six juicy children for his lunch


And he especially enjoys


Just three of each, three girls, three boys.


He smears the boys (to make them hot)


With mustard from the mustard pot.


But mustard doesn't go with girls,


It tastes all wrong with plaits and curls.


With them, what goes extremely well


Is butterscotch and caramel.


It's such a super marvelous treat


When boys are hot and girls are sweet.


At least that's Crocky's point of view


He ought to know. He's had a few.


That's all for now. It's time for bed.


Lie down and rest your sleepy head.


Ssh. Listen. What is that I hear,


Galumphing softly up the stair?






Go lock the door and fetch my gun!


Go on child, hurry! Quickly run!


No stop! Stand back! He's coming in!


Oh, look, that greasy greenish skin!


The shining teeth, the greedy smile!


It's Crocky–Wock, the Crocodile!
 
 
Roald Dahl, Dirty Beasts (1983)
 
 
 
 
How doth the little crocodile



Improve his shining tail,


And pour the waters of the Nile


On every golden scale!


How cheerfully he seems to grin,


How neatly spreads his claws,


And welcomes little fishes in


With gently smiling jaws!
 
 
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, ch. 2 (1865)
 



C is the Crocodile Creepy who ate



The right hand of Hook and covets its mate


He makes a loud ticking wherever he goes


For he swallowed a Clock

(To kill time I suppose)



Oliver Herford, The Peter Pan Alphabet (1907)



Richard Westmacott, 1851.
Ο κροκόδειλος που ξεπροβάλλει από την αριστερή γωνία του αετώματος της νοτίας εισόδου του κεντρικού κτηρίου του Βρεταννικού Μουσείου.
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BONUS TRACK

για την Αμάλθεια και τις ανηψιές της


Five little monkeys
Sitting in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
"You can't catch me."
Along came Mr. Crocodile,
Quiet as can be

SNAP!



Four little monkeys
Sitting in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
"You can't catch me."
Along came Mr. Crocodile,
Quiet as can be

SNAP!



Three little monkeys
Sitting in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
"You can't catch me."
Along came Mr. Crocodile,
Quiet as can be

SNAP!



Two little monkeys
Sitting in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
"You can't catch me."
Along came Mr. Crocodile,
Quiet as can be

SNAP!



One little monkey
Sitting in a tree
Teasing Mr. Crocodile,
"You can't catch me."
Along came Mr. Crocodile,
Quiet as can be

SNAP!



No more little monkeys
Sitting in a tree ...

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9 σχόλια:

Takis X είπε...

Ωραία εικονογράφηση...Μ`αρέσει οπως τα ενωσες ολα.Οπως ενώνεις γενικά τα πράγματα.

amalthia είπε...

όταν έρθουν οι ανιψιές μου απο Αστρέλια θα τους τα μάθω αυτά τα ποιηματάκια!!(creepy?)

In situ είπε...

Σούπερ ουάου που θα έλεγαν και στο Συμβούλιο Μουσείων! Καλό μήνα.

Ιφιμέδεια είπε...

@Takis X

I was in a playful mood...

Ιφιμέδεια είπε...

@amalthia

Πρόσθεσα μόλις ένα bonus track για σένα και τις ανηψούλες σου!

(ελπίζω να μην μου πεις τώρα ότι είναι η μία 20 και η άλλη 18!)

Ιφιμέδεια είπε...

@in Situ

χαχαχαχα. Άκου super wow!

(από πού τα μαθαίνουν αυτά, από το Mad ή από το MTV?)

amalthia είπε...

χαχαχαχα ευχαριστώ!
το no more little monkeys αρχικά σκέφτηκα να το παραλείψω αλλά μετά ξανασκέφτηκα(!) πως δεν πρέπει..είναι το ηθικό δίδαγμα,ας πάρουν μια γεύση απο την "ειρωνία του Αισώπου"...

και όχι..αν και έχω ανιψιές εως 18 χρονών οι συγκεκριμένες είναι 3 και 6 ετών!

Μπιλ είπε...

Αγαπητή Ιφιμέδεια. Δάκρυα κυλούν από τα μάτια μου. Σας ευχαριστώ. ;)

Ιφιμέδεια είπε...

@Μπιλ

Αυτός ήταν ο στόχος!
Σας φιλώ κι εγώ.