Saturday, January 27, 2007

Why Otters Don't Wear Socks


A million little dinosaurs
Having a good time
One fell over a cliff
And then there were
nine hundred and ninety nine thousand,
nine hundred and ninety nine.

Nine hundred and ninety nine thousand,
nine hundred and ninety nine dinosaurs
Having lots of fun
An asteroid hit the Earth
and then there were none.


Roger Stevens said...

Been busy this year and haven't had time to do much blogging - alas. Have been working on the new CD - At the meeting of the Earth and the Air. (More of that soon) and - great news - my new children's book is out. This is the cover and one of the poems. Hopefully I can visit everyone soon and catch up on what's been happening on the blog. Hope you're all well.

Liam Wilkinson said...

Hi Roger. Love the poem and the book cover looks great.

I too have been away from the blog of late. I'm sure Christmas and the Winter blues has something to do with it.

Speak soon...

Prerona said...

i always thought it was because they'd be forever getting wet and then staying in wet socks gives you a cold!


How are you? Happy New Year!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Must be my internet can't find the jacket?? love the poem though!

Roger Stevens said...

How odd. should be up there with the pome.

Hi Perona. Had a breeze around your blogs. Couldn't see anywhere to say hello, though.


michael said...

Lovely poem - funny poem - otterly wonderful poem! Nice book cover too. Look forward to reading it.

Cocaine Jesus said...

fantastic poem.
new book on its way i guess.
not sure about the cover. maybe you should get a proper artist to work on it next time!!
i also see that you have a new photo on your profile.
handsome fella too. looks like a lobotomised captain beefheart!!

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Typical it's there now, does it clear up the whole Otter sock mystery then?
Can't wait!

Looking forward to hearing all about your new anthology too just got a whole year older yesterday so I needed cheering up.

gulnaz said...

great cover and this sweet lil poem should be put to music :)
it reminded me of Sue's poems.

iamnasra said...

My first time here..came through Gulnaz...

Wow need to come and have more to read about you..Im having poetry tribute in my blog LIP

hope you can join in

jadedprimadonna said...

Wow! I'm so impressed! My niece, who looked on the laptop and couldn't resist looking closer at the book cover, is dying to know - why don't otters wear socks? =o)

{illyria} said...

i like how you introduce the concept of death so gently to the kiddies. ;)

sorry, i couldn't help it, love.

but seriously, lovely poem. and the cover makes me feel all giggly. xx.

Prmod Bafna said...

Hey Roger! Totally love the poem!! And the book covers quite amusingly attractive! Have a nice time!! :)

Vagabond said...

Great gimick of a poem! It made me laugh heartily to see the play on words. It's the simple things in life, like sometimes just repeating a phrase, that brings true joy! I also like that you completely disregarded the rules of poetry to write this... it's when rules are broken that true beauty is found.

I appologize for using two cliches in one paragraph, but it was necessary to express myself best.

Ó Seasnáin said...

I loved this poem. Nothing better than humor for kids.

Jonathan said...

How did you get hold of one of Sylvia's socks???