Sunday, January 10, 2010

Cheerful Cherubs



The strength of cherubs is astounding!
Here they are
Holding up a fountain!

They look cuddly and chubby.
They should be
Laughing on a bearskin rug!
All nudity and curls,
The way Victoria liked them!
They should be dandled!
They should be chucked under the chin!
Or they should be lying in Mother's arms,

But no!
All over Europe
They are acting like
Charles Atlas!
They hold great vaulted
Cathedral ceilings
In one podgy little hand.
They carry huge Bibles
Through the sky
Single handed.
And smiling!
They stagger along
With great jugs of water
And don't spill a drop!
Is it any wonder
That sometimes,
They just can't take it any more?


More mythical beings here:


Lene said...

They are just soooo cute, Brenda :)

I wish you and your dear ones a happy new year!! Have a great weekend to :)

Benikos place said...

my best wishes too :)
Yes the blog you visited was greek, but I have also some english blogs for you see my other blogs if you like :

Jenn Jilks said...

That's a hoot!

Anonymous said...

Now that was fun Brenda. I love the way you ended this marvelous journey of images and words.

Sistertex said...

Really a fun read.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love this poem. How funny and clever!

Unknown said...

They are so cute, aren't they?

Robin said...

Very sweet. Love the final line and supporting photo.

Anonymous said...

Beats gnomes.
Lovely sunny picture.

Margaret Gosden said...

Very amusing!