Wednesday, July 11, 2007



[Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably]
by Hilaire Belloc

A Trick that everyone abhors
In little girls is slamming Doors

A wealthy banker's little daughter
Who lived in Palace Green, Bayswater,
[By name Rebecca Offendort],
Was given to the furious sport.

She would deliberately go
And slam the door like Billy-Ho!
To make her Uncle Jacob start.
[She was not really bad at heart.]

It happened that a marble bust
Of Abraham was standing just
Above the door the little lamb
Had carefully prepared to slam.
And down it came! It knocked her flat!
It laid her out! She looked like that!

Her funeral sermon (which was long
And followed by a sacred song)
Mentioned her virtues, it is true,
But dwelt upon her vices too,
And showed the dreadful end of one
Who goes and slams the door for fun!

the last post on the late Daisy Lupin's Poetry Fest

Not slamming doors today, just a little is at times like these when one wishes to have powers to twist your nose or wave a wand and make everything fall into place...patience, will come together...and I know that it will, but the messy interim period is crummy.

I am covered with bruises, scratches, cuts, scrapes...this is hard physical labor...and I long to be in my tiny studio with all my supplies within arms reach...creating...

Today's aMUSEment - write a poem about your name...

U Be Creative Today!


Anonymous said...

here i am ;)
such lovely collage you made of your name! a poem about mine? eh...have to leave a blank here.
so you're suffering from the local damp? i have to admit although it't still like autoumn over here, i would not like spending the days in a sticky heat. just take your time with arranging the house. it will come along with the following weeks and months. sending you some cool rain and wind ;)

Darla said...

Wonderful poem by Hilaire Belloc. I have his book "Cautionary Tales for Children" and have read many of them to my granddaughter.

Just think, you are one day closer to being done with the resettling.


Anonymous said...

Like the sign Rebecca!!!