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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Eagles singing arias as they perch in their aeries.

Busy with real-world projects and having precious little time for blogging of late, Little Lamb, with an assist from /t. has recently posted anew on my behalf at the Lamb's blog.

Check it out. It's a lovely post. I particularly love the the way some of the letters fade out, creating interesting associations with the letters that are left plainly visible (aria and aerie - both quite suitable for the subject matter of the post's picture).

But beware: bird bashing and eagle bashing will not be tolerated. Neither here nor there.

Nor anywhere.

Thou shalt not bash birds on a blog,
nor sitting on a log,
nor flying in the sky,
nor dipping wicks in lye.

Thou shalt not say cruel things about eagles
not even if they are dancing with beagles,
not even if they wearing bangles
or red, white, and blue spangles.

If you bash a bird,
beware, have not you heard the word?
Your eyes will be pecked,
leaving no trace, not a spec
no color, no tears
you'll be blinded for all the rest of your years!

So do not bash birds here
do not bash birds there
Do not bash birds anywhere.

FLAP/FLAP/SWOOOOOOOSH!

16 Comments:

Blogger /t. said...

shades
of suess
pecked blind
by a goose!

/t.

February 04, 2007 6:44 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

I would not, could not bash a bird

I would not, could not it's unheard

of, and if I were to bash an eagle

I would soon find out that is not legal.

(Starts out quite suessian and ends up Ogden Nashian.)

flapping and swooshing back at you.

btw, a clue in a recent crossword puzzle was fly (by), and the word was woosh. Just thought you would like to know. I was rather disappointed that the initial s was left off. Oh well.

February 05, 2007 5:55 AM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

Birds are nice creatures.

February 05, 2007 6:17 AM  
Blogger /t. said...

yes,
little lamb

birds are all fun...

until someone loses an eye

/t.

February 05, 2007 9:05 AM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

Indeed, bashing any bird would be like killing a mockingbird...and what a sin that would be! Fly on, sweet bird!

February 05, 2007 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would never bash a bird
the worst idea ive ever heard
i would not bash them in a bed
i would not bash them if they're red
i wouldn't bash one for a meal
or steal feathers for hat appeal
never never bash a bird
or your car will wear a coat of terd.

-the artist formerly known as K9

February 05, 2007 11:37 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

HEY, Dawg!! Pup? howdy!! But, ah, well, looky, that ain't how ya spell it ( Guano is spelled like curd, not herd) But it were funny...


Sweet Bird of Paradise? Somebody is bashin' ya? Lemme go to Lamby Pie and check what's up.

February 05, 2007 3:32 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

Dogster, you did what I tried and failed. All Hail to the Dawg.

AB, your spelling correction was sweetly done.

February 06, 2007 5:11 AM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

my move is over, hence, I no longer have my finch companions around... it's a bummer!

nice Dr. Seuss, there...

February 06, 2007 8:02 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

one goose
two goose
three goose
four goose

are gooses ganders?
are ganders danders?
one should not pander to
a goosey dander
that ganders

take a gander
at the goose
on one fence
spouting
none sense

one goose
two geese
none of which have
any fleece
but love
the company
that they keep.

lunatics on the loose
cookin' seuss' goose!

February 06, 2007 8:31 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

i wouldn't think of it.

But I'd like to see the eagles dancing with the beagles.

February 06, 2007 10:21 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

bird, you have created a high flying monster.

HUZZAH!!!

Thanks for the intellectual challenges.

Were a smarter and not so lazy I would have tried to rhyme this. Ah, well. What else can I say.

pete, glad to know the move was successful, except for finchy. If it is meant to be he will find you. Put out the old feeder and see what that brings.

February 06, 2007 12:56 PM  
Blogger Peaches said...

Who is trying to hurt the bird?
Who tell me who?
I am beginning to sound like and owl.

I shall come around and sit on them. That will flatten their intent.

We could take 'terns'.
Hehehe...

Keep safe.

February 06, 2007 8:45 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

wow - terns, eagles, gooses, and owls. a mighty flock of feathers here.

dear jack - so glad someone can appreciate intense intellectualism of this post and the accompanying comments.

and let's not forget the literay power as well - my gooseness!my seussness! such witty, clever rhymes and prose.

SQUAWK!

February 06, 2007 11:51 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

Egads! Woman. Don't you have a less strident call in your avian vocabulary than SQUAWK!? lol

Perhaps a gentle coo?

February 07, 2007 4:22 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Bird, honey, that Carmen ain't charmin'.

February 07, 2007 6:54 AM  

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