Monday, February 07, 2005

This following was posted as a comment to one of my llama pictures. Since there is so little literature out there celebrating that noble creature, I thought I would move it up here as a post for all to share. Thanks to Jeff Beranek, who by the way, is also responsible for the concluding pun.

The Lama, by Ogden Nash

The one-l lama,
He's a priest.
The two-l llama,
He's a beast.
And I will bet
A silk pajama
There isn't any
Three-l lllama
.*

*The author's attention has been called to a type of conflagration known as a three-alarmer.

Update: Jeff informs me that Nash himself is the responsible punster, but I think we can still hold him liable for "re-gifting" it to the rest of us.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Jeff Beranek, who by the way, is also responsible for the concluding pun.You're welcome! - but it was Mr. Nash himself who was responsible for the pun; it appeared in (or with) the original poem. Good thing your blog doesn't generate more traffic, or we would both have been held up to scorn and riducule by now. ;-)

BTW, what do you do with the llamas? Shear them? Eat them?

Jeff Beranek

John said...

We do a partial shear in the summer to help them beat the heat, but they earn their keep as sheep guards.

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