Oh my God. It's Friday once again. And I still have not thought of what to post. I must post something. I must. I must. What do I say? What do I blog about? Arrrrrggghhh. Nothing.
*Light Bulb Moment*
OK. I thought of something to tell you.
Did I tell you that my husband loves Geoffrey Chaucer? Yes. The Father of English Literature. Husband tirelessly coaxes me into reading his books. In old English. But you see, I have a problem reading old English. I tried. So hard. But, for the life of me, I don't get it. My husband insists, I must read all of Chaucer's books. Read I must - to master the English language. So, from time to time, I pretend that I am reading Canterbury Tales.
To state the obvious, my other half loves poetry. What is really amusing is that he recites silly poems, most of the time in the car, and it doesn't fail to crack me up! Now, a word of caution, when I say silly, I really do mean SILLY. Sorry, he does forget Chaucer when he does this. The poems I am going to share with you are full of contradictions. What amazes me is that, after so many years, he can still remember these poems from his childhood word-for-word. He doesn't know where they came from but reckons they may have been passed from generation to generation. Some of you may have heard them somewhere.
Poem Number 1
It was four o'clock in the workhouse
The snow was falling fast
A barefooted man with shoes on
Stood sitting on the grass
A lady, she gave him an apple
He ate it and gave it her back.
He told her he was in the cinema last Saturday
And he had a front seat at the back.
Poem Number 2
One fine day
In the middle of the night
Two dead men
Got up to fight
They faced themselves
Back to back
Then drew their swords
And shot each other
Okay, don't shoot me *giggling*. I just thought it would be fun to share them with you. Isn't it nice to be reminded of those childhood memories - how it was fun to not have a care in the world. Most of all, to not think of grammatical rules and editing your prose, ha!
Do you remember a song or a poem that you loved when you were a child?