Monday, June 20, 2005

My legs feel like Jello- strawberry jello?

I am tired and lazy right now, but felt that something needed posting here, so I am going to take advantage of this opportunity to share one of my most favourite bits of verse ever, the Cameelious Hump!:)

The Camel's hump is an ugly lump
Which well you may see at the Zoo;
But uglier yet is the hump we get
From having too little to do.

Kiddies and grown-ups too-oo-oo,
If we haven't enough to do-oo-oo,
We get the hump --
Cameelious hump --
The hump that is black and blue!

We climb out of bed with a frouzly head,
And a snarly-yarly voice.
We shiver and scowl and we grunt and we growl
At our bath and our boots and our toys;

And there ought to be a corner for me
(And I know' there is one for you)
When we get the hump --
Cameelious hump --
The hump that is black and blue!

The cure for this ill is not to sit still,
Or frowst with a book by the fire;
But to take a large hoe and a shovel also,
And dig till you gently perspire;

And then you will find that the sun and the wind,
And the Djinn of the Garden too,
Have lifted the hump --
The horrible hump --
The hump that is black and blue!

I get it as well as you-oo-oo --
If I haven't enough to do-oo-oo!
We all get hump --
Cameelious hump --
Kiddies and grown-ups too!

~Rudyard Kipling~ How the Camel Got His Hump

Hope you all enjoyed, no cameelious hump here right now, but it has a way of sneaking up on you;) I think for the poem to have its full wonderful affect, mom would have to read it to you, right when you are soft and squeaky clean out of the tub, with your clean PJ's on, all tucked in and ready for bed. We used to have a book with the best picture of a rotten little kid who had "the hump", and then it showed his transformation into a cute little jolly fellow with a hoe in his hand, and a smile on his face! All a part of the sneaky plan of adults to get kids to work... amazing how true it is though:) I don't think I have to worry about "the hump" this summer, there is going to be more than enough work to keep me very busy well into September.
Ok, its up at 5:30 tomorrow, and off to Seattle for work, and then Edmonds for resthome singing, so I need to get some sleep. Au bientôt j'espère!


At 6/21/2005 9:06 AM, Blogger Moira said...

That was a beautiful poem, Russ. I enjoyed every stanza. I'm glad to hear you'll be at the resthome. I am going to do my best to make it over there myself tonight! :) Happy working!

At 6/27/2005 7:56 PM, Blogger emiline said...

Hey Russ,
Are you taking classes this summer? Or just working?

At 6/28/2005 12:36 AM, Blogger Russ said...

Hey Em,
Please see above post:) Very cute glasses by the way!


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