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[doggerel] Great Blue

Because it’s August and I’m at a lake:

The great blue is such an ungainly bird
that “heron” should be an explainly word.

It flaps so slow as it takes to the air
I could beat it by climbing stairs.

It’s great, it’s blue, it’s a little absurd.
A pile of sticks became a bird.

3 Responses to “[doggerel] Great Blue”

  1. That’s terrible. Have you been smoking pot up there by the lake?

  2. Reminds me of this limerick by Dixon Lanier Merritt:

    A marvelous bird is the pelican,
    His bill holds more than his bellican.
    He holds in his beak
    Enough food for a week,
    And I don’t know how in the hellican.

  3. Marilyn, thanks. I’ve always liked that limerick, but thought it was Ogden Nash’s. According to Wikipedia, I’m not the only person making that mistake. So, thanks for setting me straight.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixon_Lanier_Merritt

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