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Spring is sprung

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Spring in the Bronx (best recited in a Brooklyn accent)

Spring is sprung,
Duh grass is riz
I wonder where dem boidies is.

Duh little boids is on duh wing –
But dat’s absoid:
Duh little wing is on duh boid!

With thanks to Anon

Today is a typical Spring day, here in North West, South Africa. Warm and windy.

Who else remembers this charming little poem? My mom always recited it to us when we were kids. And she got it from her parents. I did a bit of research on it, and although many attribute it to E.E. Cummings and some to Ogden Nash, it’s actually accredited to good old anonymous, because the original poet is, in fact, very much unknown.

Charming, though, isn’t it?

I do love Spring. For all the obvious reasons of renewal and such. Also because the temperatures are so mild before the roasting heat of Summer hits. Heat is no friend of mine, these days. We’re barely on speaking terms. I can only hope that part of my recovery this past year will include better tolerance to heat.

Although still very stuffy-nosed, my flu has improved considerably. Last night I actually slept through without a coughing fit. I have been eating really well to try and get over it, but today I am having something with sugar in it. The craving started last night and today it will be appeased. The only question is with what?

I’m thinking chocolate…cake. 🙂


Edited to add:

Perhaps a better version of the little poem:

Spring is sprung, de grass is riz,
I wonder where de boidies iz.
De boid iz on de wing.
But that’s absoid!
I tought de wing wuz on de boid!

Written by Maggie

September 5, 2008 at 8:54 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Never heard or saw the poem before.
    I lived in NY for 2 Years, and the ‘Bronx’ does not bring up fond memories. But nevertheless, have a Happy Spring.
    Weird, wishing someone a happy spring when next here the leaves will be coming off the trees… lol
    Hopefully you have had a nice chocolate cake.
    Btw, chocolate is good for you. It contains lots of Antioxidants and minerals and most important, it is soul food. 😉
    All the best wishes to you concerning the flu.
    And all the best with the coming summer. Hope you will get along with the heat, or a relatively cool summer where you are.


    September 6, 2008 at 4:12 am

  2. P.S. Did you know your pink bunny looks cute?


    September 6, 2008 at 4:12 am

  3. Thanks, Isis 😉


    September 6, 2008 at 9:20 am

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