Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Give a Hoot and Say "Bah!"


"THE FARMER AND THE QUEEN"
by Shel Silverstein 


"She's coming," the farmer said to the owl.
"Oh, what shall I, what shall I do?
Shall I bow when she comes?
Shall I twiddle my thumbs?"
The owl asked, "Who?"





"The Queen, the Queen, the royal Queen—
She'll pass the farm today.
Shall I salute?" he asked the horse.
The horse said, "Nay."

 

"Shall I give her a gift?" he asked the wren.
"A lovely memento for her to keep?
An egg or a peach or an ear of corn?"
The wren said, "Cheap."

 

"But should I curtsy or should I cheer?
Oh, here's her carriage now.
What should I do?" he asked the dog.
The dog said, "Bow."

 

And so he did, and so she passed,
Oh, tra lala lala,
"She smiled, she did!" he told the sheep.
The sheep said, "Bah."


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1 comment:

  1. This is too, too cute! Everything is perfect for fall...and just perfect. I could buy every gem here as they are so cute and colorful. Love the poem as always too! Thanks!!

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