Discourses on Sources of Seahorses

Seahorse by Emma, friend of AnElephant

Seahorse by Emma, friend of AnElephant

AnElephantCant tell if his readers
Have any recollection of course
But he recently amazed
Writing about Mermaids
Now he tells of the remarkable Seahorse

It is one of nature’s more bizarre creatures
Like the equally odd duck-billed platypus
AnElephantCant find a rhyme
For that previous line
So this one may prove serendipitous

It is truly a strange looking beastie
With a flute nose and a wee tail that curls
AnElephant tells you
And this is weird but true
The boys have the babies not the girls

It is part of the family Hippocampus
From the Greek words for horse and sea monster
But we have a quick conference
Decide it just isn’t monstrous
So AnElephant doesn’t have a good answer

The Romans thought they transported Neptune
The Greeks said they carried Poseidon
They were pretty big dudes
No good for food
No one had a pan they’d be fried in

In Scots mythology it is called the Pictish Elephant
Or Dragon now this may be a wild guess
Is this just senility
Could it be a possibility
Is AnElephant the Monster of Loch Ness?

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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13 Responses to Discourses on Sources of Seahorses

  1. pennycoho says:

    Sigh, it seems to me, I could be wrong,
    but to visit this blog, you must come with a song,
    if not a song than one verse or two,
    well it could be worse, I guess this will do!

    For my comment, that is!
    As always, exceedingly well done!
    Great illustration too! 🙂

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  2. emmylgant says:

    AnElephantCant be serious
    Is Nessie a lovely shade of pink?
    There you have it, it’s not possible,
    Nay it’s quite risible
    To believe, to imagine, to think
    AnElephant, although Pictish,
    Could be the Loch Ness monster
    And swim with wee fish….
    What a prankster!
    So very hilarious!

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  3. Alastair says:

    I like the information AnElephant has given
    To find all this out, you must be quite driven
    I see that the gorgeous seahorse
    Would never win on the racecourse
    As for the origins of the Duck-Billed-Platypus
    Maybe it was first seen by historian Tacitus

    I’m sorry, my brain seems to have taken a nap
    The comment seems to me to look quite …. rubbish

    Oh well.

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  4. I really enjoy your whimsical poetry. Would like to showcase several on one of my Wednesday guest posts. Let me know if interested. Also can you send me bunch samples your sketches to review please. Thanks.

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  5. slepsnor says:

    This is a surprisingly informative poem. I thought it was just going to be fun, but I actually learned something.

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    • AnElephantCant deny that he’s flattered
      Slepsnor’s words come together advisingly
      So he is quite happy
      A right chuffed wee chappie
      Except that he’s not too sure about the ‘surprisingly’!

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