Monday, April 9, 2018

My first blog post with this title

Someone donated a little lunch box set of games to my library here. It's sitting in our always fascinating, half trash heap of recent donations. It's called My First Scandinavian Games.

I thought that even though this old set looks designed for small children, I'm in my fifties and these would still be my first Scandinavian games.

Then, reflecting further I thought, yes, sure, and if someone brought us a book of poems written by lizards they would be my first book of poems by lizards too! And I put my hands on my hips.

Then, reflecting even further, I raced over to the computer to look up poems by lizards on the Internet.

I didn't find any poems by lizards, just one by Federico Garcia Lorca. It had this in it near the end:

You will have time
to look at the stars
when the worms are eating you
at their leisure.

No lizard would write that!

But then, I wondered, maybe there is no poetry by lizards.

Surely that can't be right.

And then it came to me. Of course there's poetry by lizards. Lizards just don't use the Internet.

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