'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Wednesday, 30 July 2008


To amuse emus on warm summer nights
Kiwis do wiwis from spectacular heights.
- Roger McGough
(Thanks to Kelvin for introducing me to R McG.)

1 comment:

  1. Here's what Ogden Nash said about your lovely emu's cousin the ostrich:

    The ostrich roams the great Sahara
    Its mouth is wide, its neck is narra.
    It has such long and lofty legs,
    I'm glad it sits to lay its eggs.