Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Verse and worse

Have you ever seen a pigeon
With X-ray vision?
Have you ever seen a ptarmigan
That can set its own alarm again?

22 comments:

Johnnny said...

I once was a bit lucky, to have a roommate ducky. We had to sign a lease, with a family of Canadian geese. Hi David. Good to hear from you again. Johnnny!

david mcmahon said...

Hi there, Johnny,

Great to hear from you - and I really enjoy it when friends leave comments in verse on these posts!

willow said...

Your rhymes are still so very fine, David!

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Willow - a bit rusty at the moment, but letting the words flow over my brain!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

ROFL...No...but I'd sure like to see both!!! Such fun, David!!! I'm chuckling and waking the entire household here ;-)) Warmly,as always, Janine

Ayak said...

I can't find the time
To think of a rhyme
And I don't think I should
When yours are so good!

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Janine

This could be the start of an international hunt! Glad it brought a smile to your face .....

david mcmahon said...

Thank you, Ayak,

It's great when friends reply/ comment in verse!

Merisi, Vienna said...

Who'd have thunk
that I am in the rank
of ptarmigans
same small brain
no alarm, again!

Merisi said...

P.S.:
Not that my bird brain
is as verse-a-tile as I'd like,
but I'd do anything
for a study break! ;-)

TechnoBabe said...

My kids used to think all mothers must have x-ray vision! Ha.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Merisi,

Who'd have thunk
A bird could dunk!

david mcmahon said...

Merisi - that word `verse-a-tile" is so brilliant that Ogden Nash would have been proud of you!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Techno Babe

My kids still think that!

Mr London Street said...

I did hear that plovers
Make terrible lovers
And apparently pheasant
Are exceedingly pleasant

Maggie May said...

No, but I have seen a sparrow
pecking on a marrow.
And a thrush
Nesting in a bush.....

I will spare you more!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Akelamalu said...

You haven't lost your touch in the rhyme department I see. :)

Jules~ said...

Hi David! These past several months I have been writing but not really visiting anyone due to time. I happened to stumble across someone last night that said you are back in blogland. I don't know when you started blogging again so this may be really late for me to say so but...welcome back! It's good to see you.
I like your verse. It made me smile and brought to mind those black birds and their rhyme song from the Disney movie cartoon Dumbo.

Have a blessed and wonderful day today.

Craig Glenn said...

I have never seen a ptarmigan
that could set his alarm again,
but I did see a near sided pigeon
that had an awful sad collision!

Daryl said...

Not even going to try, I would die of embarrassment failing to compete with the competent

Eddie Bluelights said...

Well all the birds that flighted
that I know are all short sighted
So they are not exactly ravers
Because the've visited Spec savers!


LOL - Love these ~ Eddie

david mcmahon said...

Great to see you here, Mr London Street

And what a great rhyme, too. Bravo!