This poem is the platform for a collection called 'Oddkreechers' which at some time, when there is more time to spare, I might post on a new website. It could be argued that the 'Oddkreechers' collection is consistent with the far more serious themes of this blog insofar as what we now know about the Universe and the plethora of planets within it, there is a high probability that one day we will find a planet that has life form(s) and we will then need to check our understandings in the light of that. This poem deals with how we might behave!
But let's not get too serious about justifying the inclusion of this bit of nonsense - and another 'Oddkreechers' verse that I'll publish during next week as that is a favourite of our grandchildren, among whom, our recovering grandson is a prime fan.
I hope you will enjoy it too.
Zudey's Intergalactic Zoo
(Revised Autumn 2013 to take account of research since this nosense poem was originally written)
Zudey, lacking human friends
Decided he would search the ends
Of galaxy and universe
For animals which could converse
In ancient Algolese or swim,
As he liked to, in paraffin.
And as he sought such creatures rare,
He found, by chance, the Green Corvair.
Then later, on an exo-moon
He saw at play, the Solaboon.
Off Rigel, Squoddles squirmed in hordes
On Vega’s moon were Vellabordes.
Whilst chasing Deneb’s Delomache,
He realised in a blinding flash,
The race from which he’d turned away
Were willing, indeed keen to pay
To boast about what they had seen
(Like Solaboons and Corvairs Green)
At dinner parties with their neighbours:
So he commenced his mighty labours,
Enabling us, wonders to view
At Zudey’s Universe-wide Zoo
With details and full notes on source -
For astronomic fees, of course!
Other creatures from the Zoo can be found HERE But there are also less frivolous things on the blogsite, like Treasure Hunt, All of which, I hope you might enjoy