Monday, July 16, 2007

Another Beard Poem

...only this one is not written by my husband. It's in a children's poetry book that we really enjoy. This poem is particularly funny because prior to knowing about this poem, a friend of mine and I, would always resist the notion of beards because things get stuck in them, like insects, or mustard. What would happen if a man with a large beard was sucking on a tootsie-pop and accidentally dropped it. It would get swallowed up in his beard in the same way a sea anemone encloses around the touch of your finger. Just candy for thought; and now with the poem:


There was an Old Man with a beard
Who said, "It is just as I had feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!"

Edward Lear

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