Wednesday, November 3, 2010



There was a young man from Malaya
Who worked as a xylophone player.
When he bashed on the keys
Everybody said 'Please!
You'd be better-off as a surveyor!'

And an old one for good measure.


'Which one of these ladies is Xanthe?' I know you're longing to ask;
'Which lovely creature by that name has chosen this rock for a bask?'
You can pick any one of these ladies and attach the name to her,
For she existed in legendary times and her history's a blur.
You see her cavort in the water, delightfully in the nude,
With some of her many sisters, a rather extended brood.
She had three thousand sisters! That makes one rather dizzy!
Her father, Oceanus, must have been pretty busy!
Each of the lovely daughters watched over some watery tract,
A lake, a stream, a river, a puddle (and that's a fact!)
Here they are having a great time, gambolling in the sea,
Which was just an excuse for the artist to reveal their nudity!


Shalmalee.... said...

very sweet...yours is fun read...i love it :)

Vinay Leo R. said...

heheh :D so what'd he end up as? player or surveyor? :)

Vicki/Jake said...

Ummm, I bet she's the nekkid one:)
Cute rhymes this week...

Judie said...

BB,Very clever writing here! As you know, I envy your talent soooo much!!

Anonymous said...

Both poems are cute. I really do love that first one!

jen said...

I don't think most artists needed excuses to use nudity. Ya know?

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

love it!!!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Well said♫♪ Thanx for sharing your X-rhymes.

Annesphamily said...

I think this post is really cool! Glad to see you here and enjoying your creativity today!

Ames said...

Those were great!~Ames

Jo said...

and I am so glad that you gave us two! such clever writing ... your mind must just be amazing!

Cheryl D. said...

3,000 kids would be a bit hard to handle!

Jenny said...


Did you make the letter X look so xcellently easy!?!

This was wonderful!

Super clever writing as always.

Your talent always xcels!

Thank you for sharing.