Hurray for vacations!
We happened to watch a P.G. Wodehouse episode several days before we left. By this rather unusual element of the story line, the entire family was inspired to write poetry to be read in the car. Although few of us finished ours, I thought that these were fitting, if somewhat amateurish, tributes to Wodehouse’s ability to write comic verse.
Ode to that BananaBanana, epitome of life, Yellow flesh and slap-stick peel, Ageless is my happiness And fruit pulp is my zeal
It follows where ever go I may In pocket, purse, or glove box The friendly reek of stinking feet And shoes without their socks
It tans anew with each passing day Its peel bursts with heated sap! Its precious youth at last is past! My zeal seeps over maps
This banana, of chocolate color Might have no longer a life Though gourmands hold that in a dough It has a bit of bite
Oh mushiness of life and vigor Of fruit flies that dip and dive Bequeath to me the life that keeps So m’y maggots alive.
The second one contains more Wodehouse references, but it is not as skillfully done, I’m afraid.
What is a Mulliner?Mulliners are men of the highest sort Who in their affairs, never come up short For they are followed And their name hallowed By adventures of very good sport
A Mulliner is always related To M. Mulliner, who situated As a jolly good bloak Of the taverns long soaks In the tales of the past tribulated
A Mulliner has good resource Whether of not he flees a pitchfork He has a good smile And eats spinach while He usually ends up no worse
The Mulliners are always flat broke (For they are a proud middle class folk) Often in love but rare Do family like the pair So a Mulliner often elopes
A Mulliner is never daunted Though often his mettle is wanted Despite what goes on His manner is calm For truly his courage is flaunted
Happily, these were not the end to my ability to mull over Wodehouse for the month because my grandmother was cleaning out her house and she gave us several books I had not read. And it rained, and I ate Cheetos.There was peace in the house.