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Pond with church and ducks

THE DUCK

 

Behold the duck.
It does not cluck.
A cluck it lacks.
It quacks.
It is specially fond
Of a puddle or pond.
When it dines or sups,
It bottoms ups.

 

Ogden Nash

Pond with church and ducks

THE DUCK

 

Behold the duck.
It does not cluck.
A cluck it lacks.
It quacks.
It is specially fond
Of a puddle or pond.
When it dines or sups,
It bottoms ups.

 

Ogden Nash

comments (24)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 23 Nov 2010, 00:11
Framing, depth and colour all good
Bill Phillips: Thanks mate...Test match starts tomorrow night (well it does here at 11.00pm!)
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Nov 2010, 01:44
Duck...with Pond and church...
Bill Phillips: There are at least 4 ducks grin
"it bottoms up" fits in well with my blog today smileReminds me of parts of Birnie Loch Bill. Very peaceful lovely refelections.
Bill Phillips: Yes I have just seen your wonderful pic Alan
A delightful scene - beautifully captured. (:o)
Bill Phillips: Thank you kind lady
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Nov 2010, 07:38
Is Ogden your guest for the day? Well spoken guy, I must say. Great picture.
Bill Phillips: I am a fan of the Real Ogden Nash and this is one of his short poems.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Nov 2010, 07:39
Oh, already Friday? A fine picture with lovely reflections !
Bill Phillips: LOL! No it is plants on a Friday now Philine. This is chocolate box Tuesday
I used to read the kids at school a poem ''When daddy fell in the pond ''

This brought back those days
Bill Phillips: tonguetonguetongue
Found it :

A poem by Alfred Noyes


Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey.
We had nothing to do and nothing to say.
We were nearing the end of a dismal day,
And then there seemed to be nothing beyond,
Then
Daddy fell into the pond!

And everyone's face grew merry and bright,
And Timothy danced for sheer delight.
"Give me the camera, quick, oh quick!
He's crawling out of the duckweed!" Click!

Then the gardener suddenly slapped his knee,
And doubled up, shaking silently,
And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft,
And it sounded as if the old drake laughed.
Oh, there wasn't a thing that didn't respond
When
Daddy Fell into the pond!

Alfred Noyes
Bill Phillips: I remember this! Thanks for posting it!
Nobody says it quite like Ogden Nash. Lovely photo to go with the poem. Or should that be the other way around?
Bill Phillips: I can't claim any credit for the poem Sheila but the picture is all minetongue
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Nov 2010, 08:37
May I be allowed to post a German children song?

Alle meine Entchen schwimmen auf dem See, schwimmen auf dem See, Köpfchen in das Wasser, Schwänzchen in die Höh!

Alle meine Täubchen gurren auf dem Dach, gurren auf dem Dach, fliegt eins in die Lüfte, fliegen alle nach!

Alle meine Hühner scharren in dem Stroh, scharren in dem Stroh, finden sie ein Körnchen, sind sie alle froh!

Alle meine Gänschen watscheln durch den Grund, watscheln durch den Grund, suchen in dem Tümpel, werden kugelrund!

Richard's poem for kids has a higher level I have to admit!
Bill Phillips: You may indeed Philine
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2010, 08:45
Fine photo of choccie box England Bill - but of the highest quality. It is a perfect composition with the trees framing the scene of duckish delight ;o)
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much Mike smile
  • Aussie
  • rocky
  • 23 Nov 2010, 08:56
This would have been so appropriate for Scotia today.
Lovely scene
Bill Phillips: Yes it would indeed Aussie
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Nov 2010, 09:06
Ye Gods: this is a splendid picture for which you are to be roundly congratulated!
Bill Phillips: Well Sir Tiffo I humbly thank you for your generous words
The sky makes this one
Bill Phillips: It is a very English sky somehow
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2010, 10:32
Fine words Bill. I can see you becoming the next Poet Laureate. But then you have used fowl words so maybe not!
Bill Phillips: These were written by the real Ogden Nash...I wish I could claim themtongue
I will have to likey this for the lovely duck poem that accompanies your gorgeous photo.
Bill Phillips: Ogden Nash is a great favourite of mine Mary. He had a lovely humour
Wherever it is it is a lovely spot Bill.
Bill Phillips: Coughton court Brian
Give it to Constable and he'll do a nice painted version for you smile Idyllic English scene - contact the British Tourist Board (if it still exists!)
Bill Phillips: He only did Mills and carts didn't he?
I would be lost if it were not for the title.
Bill Phillips: I set great store by titles. They should inform and enlighten or challenge the viewer.

What a load of b*****ks
It could be ducks with pond and church.smile Its a pretty scene and great little poem smile
Bill Phillips: The poem is by my favourite Ogden Nash who i wish I could imitate!
Ponds and Poems..Wonderful Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ron glad you like it
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Nov 2010, 16:24
I think you have found your vocation - he was a poet, but didn't know it!
Bill Phillips: Ogden Nash has long been a favourite of mine. I love how he would simply make up a word to create the rhyme, and it always made sense!
Good view Bill, looks like a nice place. Good size pond.
Bill Phillips: Almost a lake I suppose, I'm not sure when a pond becomes a lake
Pond life. Got to say I'm with BlackDog its a good shot.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Nigel

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