Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Friday, January 11, 2008

With Sincere Apologies to Edgar Allan Paw

Last night, a midnight dreary, while we pondered sad and teary,
About that bird who forgot his chore
While we nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at our townhouse door.
`'Tis just the wind,' we muttered, `tapping at our townhouse door -
Only this, and nothing more.

'Ah, how sadly we remember, it was in last bleak December
When we entreated him to soar
O’er the country to St. Loulish, to watch our humans acting foolish
O Bird, we did implore
Find those folks we do adore
Send pictures home, and nothing more.

Awakened our woofs grew stronger; hesitating now no longer,
`Sir,' we barked `or Madam, truly your forgiveness we implore;
But the fact is we were napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at our townhouse door,
That we scarce were sure we heard you' - But then we opened wide the door; -
And saw our egret, home once more.

Now this snowy bird beguiling our sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and repentant countenance it wore,
`Though thy honor be yet in doubt,’ we said, `surely thou must be no lout.
Ghastly thin and hungry egret delivered from the Houston shore -
Thanks to Sam you looking for!
Will you promise, Nevermore?'

‘Yes,’ the egret said, ‘I will, I will, just please please untie my bill!
And remove this bizarre cap that has made me sore
I hear you wish to take a flight to Tempe for a football fight
To see who’ll gain the winning score
And stay with pals you’ve sniffed before
I’m game, I’ll go to restore our rapport.’

So yes, the egret, previously flitting, now is sitting, now is sitting

Just inside our townhouse door!
He has promised us to take, if we feed him fishy steak
And forget what has gone before -
The snows, the sleet, the frigid shore -
And keep him with us, forevermore!


Molly the Airedale said...

You guys are just too talented for words! This is good stuff!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Crikit, Sparky, Ginger! said...

Welcome home Egret welcome home.

& what a lovely tribute to O Bird

Love Licks & waggin TX tails

Headgirl said...

That was clever, very clever!
As I've said before you never not make me smile.

For Jake the inquistive, re boyfriend on my 'Windy incident' post - he followed behind the ambulance driving my car, but the sight of me covered in blood, then head quarter shaved for the stitches & then bandaged, sort of really ended any chance of me re-kindling the relationship...
Maybe I shoud do a post on my 'love disasters' pre- Little Buddy!!!

Love, pats & pets

Peanut said...

Very good he is home.

Asta said...

Oh Fwbgeous Joy! The Egwet has wetuwned and evewything is wight again...I'm so vewy happy..Isuwe wish I had pawents who could teach me to be so good with wowds..I love youw poem and bow in admiwation
smoochie kisses

Koobuss said...

Excellent, excellent!! Applause, applause!!

Glad he is home. Are you going to take him to Arizona? How far north does he fly? I'm hosting a Valentine's Day/Ski Pawty at Mount Hairy Lodge in the Poconos next month. You guys are invited. Check my blog for details.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Simba and Jazzi said...

Wow, I'm impressed. I had no idea you were so talented.

Simba x

Hammer said...

Jake and JH
This is wonderful that Egret bird is back and you've brought him into the house too.
My mum loves birds more than me. She is always rescuing wild birds. She used to get into lots of trouble at work too coz she was often late for rescuing bedraggled birds and numerous other types of animals.
Your poetry is beautiful too. My mum loves poetry.
Thanks for letting me know that EC Egret is back. We're so happy. You'll have to try to find him a mate now.
Love from Hammer

Urban Smoothie Read said...

do u guys form a great friendship wit the bird?

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

WOW...we're barkless at your talent. That was truly amazing! Not to mention the ah...original is one of Mumise's favorite poems...she likes the "bells" could do something bout the tintinabulation of the doorbell.....such a great word!!

So glad Mr. Egret is home....where was he anyway???

Saw ur last post bout waiting till the "other" dog is fed.

Not in this house.
Not in our lifetime.

It's every dog for him/her self.

We eat. We enjoy.


Gus said...

muzzer reported sighting an egret flying low over Nawleans. Glad he made it home.

Lacy said...

woofies Jake and JH!!! dat poem wuz pawtastic....may me haff ur pawograph, cause u gonna b famous...

b safe,

Noah the Airedale said...

We were very impressed by the way you changed his name lol then we read the rest wow you guys are good. Edgar would be proud.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Patience-please said...

Hey Jake and JH! We were so impressed with this poem that we couldn't help ourselves and we gave you an AWARD! And after you do all the stuff your human has to give you treats!

congratulatory wags from the whippets, ever more!

Agatha and Archie said...

Whoa!! Are we impressed by your artistic skills or what!!!We will have to show PL1 who teaches english and literature.Maybe he should use it for one of his classes??We will let you know. Glad he is back!! Love A+A

Stanley said...

Did you guys come up with that together??? You're an amazing team!

Goober love & smooches,

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

We love the original poem and this is PAWSOME! J x