Hibernation, Aberration, Consternation, Confabulation

AnElephantCant do hibernation
Though he thinks it’s a brilliant idea
Because Scotland in winter
You don’t want to get into
You have to be crazy to venture outside here

He thinks hibernation’s a strange word
It sounds like an Edinburgh fitba’ team*
Or a name for old Oireland
But you stoke up the fire and
Settle down for a 3-month long dream

It comes from the Latin for winter
When wee rodents and things need to kip
Hedgehogs and some frogs
The repetitive groundhog
But AnElephant prefers a cruise on a ship

Some beasties hibernate through necessity
They are obligates you can’t wake them up
But you need to be careful
You get more than an earful
If you rouse momma bear in a den with her cubs

You should settle down with your hot water bottle
And don’t plug in your new blanket electric
Cos when you waken up in the spring
Bright and ready to sing
You’ll see your fuel bill and go apoplectic

Your scribe likes to sleep when it’s night time
He doesn’t think he could do hibernation
But this year he plans
To escape icy Scotland
Yes AnElephant is considering emigration

*Hibernian Football Club and a great song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKpJarMYxE8&feature=related

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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21 Responses to Hibernation, Aberration, Consternation, Confabulation

  1. pennycoho says:

    This is great, all of it, everything, and you have your commenters rhyming, how cool is that! 🙂

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  2. LuAnn says:

    I’d be all for emigration. Living on a house on wheels, we just move when the weather doesn’t appeal. 🙂

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  3. ben0610 says:

    Methinks anElephant has gone soft has he not
    Just look at our scenery that cannot be bought
    You need to toughen up you know man
    And go build a snowman
    In t-shirt and shorts like a true Scot

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  5. Alastair says:

    Emigration … now there’s a thought.

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  6. utesmile says:

    I consider emigration too…..to go somewhere warmer… 🙂 Or I can hybernate, that is a good option too with the hot waterbottle! Love it!

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