ekaterinn: amanda from highlander peering over sunglasses, 'whatever.' at the bottom (as if!)
Tonight, since I'm somewhat tipsy, here's another poem by Dennis Lee:

William Lyon McKenzie King

William Lyon McKenzie King
Sat in the middle and played with string
He loved his mother like anything
William Lyon McKenzie King


If you a) know who William Lyon McKenzie King was, b) know what the other two lines of the poem refer to, and c) think that's a perfect piece of history to encapsulate in a children's rhyme, then, congratulations, you're a Canadian!
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Tonight's poem is a silly favourite from when I was a kid, lo all those eons ago:


Alligator Pie
by Dennis Lee

Alligator pie, alligator pie,
If I don't get some I think I'm gonna die.
Give away the green grass, give away the sky,
But don't give away my alligator pie.


Alligator stew, alligator stew,
If I don't get some I don't know what I'll do.
Give away my furry hat, give away my shoe,
But don't give away my alligator stew.


Alligator soup, alligator soup,
If I don't get some I think I'm gonna droop.
Give away my hockey stick, give away my hoop,
But don't give away my alligator soup.

O Canada!

Jul. 1st, 2010 05:12 pm
ekaterinn: (o canada)
Happy Canada Day to all the follow Canadians on my flist! I'm missing being home for it this year, but I think I'll sneak a Canadian flag into the 4th celebrations. *g*
ekaterinn: (i will work hard (by orchid))
It's earlyish Sunday morning and I've just finished my breakfast - cereal and coffee. I'm going to campus now to work, and to turn in library books that are due. I may write fic later, or poetry, or perhaps both. It's lovely here in the fall. I'm enjoying the warmish days while they last, though I also bought my winter boots on Friday. They're sitting on top of my closet shelf right now, waiting for snow. I'm flying back on Dec. 10th, which means I have less than a month before term ends. I still have papers to grade (and write) and applications to fill out, but right now, I'm doing okay.

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