Contrary January’s Imaginary Quandary

Featuring Robert Burns by namesake Phil, AnElephant's Mummy, and Mr Presley

Featuring Robert Burns by namesake Phil, AnElephant’s Mummy, and Mr Presley

AnElephantCant solve his dilemma
He finds himself in a pickle-filled quandary
Tries the Nickel and Dime
Can’t buy a good rhyme
To start this absolutely brilliant blog about January

AnElephant isn’t a big fan of Astrology
So there is one thing that he finds totally hilarious
World wide hail sleet and snow
Let an Elephant know
January is the dawning of the Ice Age of Aquarius

But this month is creatively significant
Two of AnElephant’s all-time greatest heroes have birthdays
On the 25th Happy Returns
To the immortal Robert Burns
Scotland’s Bard who wrote of Bonnie Doon’s Banks and Braes

His most notable work is the renowned Tam O’Shanter
Where our eponymous hero heads home to a lady who waited
“Gathering her brows like gathering storm
Nursing her wrath to keep it warm”
Small wonder poor Tam’s return was so belated

On the 8th it was the great Jailhouse Rocker
Heartbreak Hotel Blue Suede Shoes Now or Never
We miss Elvis Aaron
Hound Dog Teddy Bear an’
The Guitar Man stays Young and Beautiful for ever

But there is one person AnElephant loves much much more
Than even these legends of music and poetry
The start of each year
Brings a smile and a tear
This month ends on Mummy Elephant’s birthday

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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3 Responses to Contrary January’s Imaginary Quandary

  1. Happy Birthday to Mummy Elephant!

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  2. Al says:

    A great poem to finish January with and I love the last stanza as a tribute to your mother is beautiful.

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  3. Dale says:

    What a lovely tribute to your loved ones (though two I am “fairly” certain you’ve never met!)

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