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Posted by rhapsody at 7:45 PM
by Ernestine Cobern Beyer
"Ho!" roared March, and his lusty cry
Made all the leaves and papers fly.
The clotheslines leapt at his jovial glance,
And the flannels jigged in a scarecrow dance!
"Hi!" laughed March, and he winked an eye
At a slim young thing who was coming by,
But April fled in her flowery clothes
And slammed spring's door on his bold red nose!
With thanks, again, to Barbara Beyer Malley,
for permission to post her mother's wonderful
work... *K*s always! :D
Posted by rhapsody at 7:26 AM
*By Ernestine Cobern Beyer
I met a little leprechaun.
He gasped and quavered: "Ooo!
I'm seeing things! Be off! Be gone!
There's no such thing as you!
"You can't be real, you ugly thing,
So I'm not scared," he said,
"Though you have neither tail nor wing,
Nor horns upon your head!"I looked at him, then ran, my dear,
As would, I think, have you,
'Cause people sometimes disappear
When leprechauns say: "Boo!"
*From the wonderful book of
poetry for children,
Read Me a Rhyme, Please!
& with many, many thanks to
Ernestine's daughter, Barbara
Beyer Malley, for permission to
Posted by rhapsody at 7:25 AM
So is the principal from Ferris Bueller, the guy from Beetlejuice, the father from Home Alone and Mr. Ditmeyer from the Brady Bunch movies all the same person?
Without looking it up, I say yes.
Posted by rhapsody at 6:18 PM
Many thanks to the
Rochester Chesterton Society,
for their excellent work:-)
Originally published 11/9/07.
Posted by rhapsody at 7:43 PM
Author Joseph Pearce, editor over at the Ink Desk,(link)
And writer/editor Dawn Eden from The Dawn Patrol.(link)
Briefly, came to know Pearce's work as a biographer through his published, authorized work about Alexander Solzhenitsyn - who Pearce interviewed and stayed with while compiling information for his book...
Too, as a fellow (G. K.) Chestertonian - that the giant of a writer from the last century planted the seed of faith in the imprisoned Pearce's soul, through his mountain of written works (Chesterton's works remaining chiefly unknown to this day) due to Pearce's work as an editor in his youth.
And Dawn Eden, author of The Thrill of the Chaste (linked to the right) who was fired while an editor at one of the top three NYC newspapers, for changing the word "fetus" to "baby".
More to come...
Posted by rhapsody at 7:33 AM
"Any scene...can be more clearly and freshly
seen when it is seen upside down."G.K. Chesterton
Which brings to mind...
Ernestine Cobern Beyer
A certain king of great renown
Saw everybody upside down.
It much disturbed him day and night,
So topsy-turvy was his sight.
To try to cure the good king's eyes
There came a doctor old and wise
Who dosed the king with horrid brews,
And poured red pepper in his shoes.
These things the patient king endured,
But when the doctor cried, "You're cured!"
His Highness blinked and glumly said:
"Sir! Must you stand upon your head?"
Came other clever doctors, then,
Distinguished and important men.
"The Cold Cure is the very thing!"
Said they, "Let's try it on the king!"
They promptly wrapped him in a sheet
With lumps of ice at head and feet.
Although it was a famous one,
This cure was very little fun.
"You're healed!" they cried. "Without a doubt,
Your sickness has been frozen out!"
But they were wrong- for all that froze
Was just the royal nose and toes.
Well, being men of great resource,
They tried the Hot Cure next, of course.
But though they baked him toe to brow,
His sole response to this was "OW!"
Then came a wizard, tall of hat,
Who cured the king as quick as that!
He simply turned him upside down
And stood His Highness on his crown.
"Hooray!" The king's relief was vast.
"You all look right side up, at last!"
* Quote from the St. Austin Review,
Post first published on this blog on 8/26/08.