AnElephant Stay Or He Gone?

The White Stag, Portland, Oregon

The White Stag, Portland, Oregon

AnElephantCant stay forever in Portland
Although he adores this quite magical city
It is an absolute jewel
The folks are so cool
And the buildings and street art so pretty

This city is the largest in Oregon
He is relieved not to find that rhyme worrisome
He doesn’t like to be quarrelsome
So he thinks he will hurry some
Or AnElephant won’t be here long before he’s gone

It is built on the confluence of two rivers
The Columbia and the Willamette*
This river enriches
With its beautiful bridges
That majestically and spectacularly span it

Paddle Boat, Willamette River

Paddle Boat, Willamette River

He takes promenades along Naito Parkway
Where there’s an old boat with a gigantic paddle
On a roof way up high
The White Stag seems to fly
Where it stays despite being occasionally embattled

It is home to the world’s bestest bookstore
A bibliophile heaven that’s called Powell’s
This place has no lack
Of paper- or hard-back
It is a paradise for literary night owls

The city is knee deep in culture
With music and art by the ton
So much to enchant
Your second favourite Elephant
Because most of all he finds Portland is fun

*Willamette – The name of this beautiful River, Valley and Falls is actually pronounced Will-Am-It, so for once the rhyme is not too painful

 Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

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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14 Responses to AnElephant Stay Or He Gone?

  1. I heard Portland had a great bookstore. If I ever go, I will be visiting it!

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  2. emmylgant says:

    Portland sounds like fun
    Lots to do and read,
    Near the Willamette
    In there a lesson
    Emmy won’t forget.
    No need to repeat it.

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  3. ben0610 says:

    Your Oregon Portland is impressive
    and in no way run of the mill
    In the UK you’ll find it much smaller
    Over here we call our Portland Bill

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  4. pennycoho says:

    My former home Portland, Oregon. You’ve done just an excellent job of introducing Portland in your post! It’s amazing how much information you included in your whimsical rhyme and most important bringing out so many of those things that make me think fondly of one day living there again, thank you. I hope you are enjoying your visit there! 🙂

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  5. Summer says:

    Hallo,
    This is for you, for being kind to others and me : )
    Pick it up here if you want to http://summer4soul.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/valentines-day-this-is-for-you-because-you-are-love/

    Sweet greetings, Summer

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  6. Alastair says:

    AnElephant has described it so nicely
    To stay there, he chose it so wisely
    I know it didn’t quite rhyme
    But I can’t all the time
    Especially with fingers so icily

    I would love to go to that book store
    And buy a book or three or four
    I love to read books
    As they have many hooks
    For crime, love, space or war.

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