My UK correspondents are complaining bitterly about the incessant rain. Here, in Australia, we have had similar problems, although the outcome has been beneficial.
TWO RAIN SONGS
Rain! Rain! Go away!
Right through April, right through May,
On through June and now July,
We haven't had a bit of dry!
Day after day you've tumbled down!
Any wonder that we frown!
Gutters gurgling, overflowing!
Gosh! We'd rather see it snowing!
Our bones are creaking and teeth are clenched
All because we're really DRENCHED!
With the Olympics nearly here
Constant rain is what we fear.
Of course, we really understand
That to have a 'green and pleasant land'
Rain is essential but Good Lord
This is going overboard!
Rain! Rain! Blessed stuff!
Though at times life was quite tough
As throughout the summer days
The sun refused to show its rays.
It rained and rained until the flood
Immersed the crops in soggy mud.
Peoples' homes were inundated,
And we thought rain was over-rated.
But now the dams are full to brimming,
Ducks rejoicing as they're swimming.
Anyone who's lived through drought
Knows what hardship's all about.
Ten years of it we had endured.
But now, for a while, the trouble's cured.
The countryside is fresh and green
Because we can see where the rain has been.
Mr Weatherman! Can't you count!
Please send us the right amount!
Why are large eyes captivating
When it comes to human mating?
There's no possible doubt at all
That the girl above could hold in thrall
The majority of healthy males
For it's an equation that never fails.
'Big blue eyes equal sexuality';
That is a very clear reality.
Why should this be? That was my query;
And I heard this fascinating theory......
When a baby's born and we're in charge
It's eyes are enormously round and large;
Out of proportion it's been said,
To it's almost normal head.
We gaze at those eyes and, more or less,
We feel a rush of tenderness.
We long to cradle and to care for
The baby, and that's what we're there for.
Fathers feel this as well as mothers,
Aunts and cousins, all the others.
And this sudden rush of love
(For that is what we're speaking of)
Is carried over to adult life.
So, when a man looks for a wife,
Or something lower down the scale,
Enormous eyes just cannot fail
To trigger an impulse to adore,
Care for, worship and much more.
That's why big eyes are captivating
When it comes to human mating.
*The pair above look 'tweaked' to me!
Much too large for reality!