Little Miss Could
promised to marry Should
They’d live in a sweet fancy house
mostly made of would
But then she met Why
with a special twinkle in his eye
He visited her ‘most every day
and often made her pie
When Should found out
he began to scream and shout
He demanded that all the pies be trashed
and that instead she eat sauerkraut
Miss Could began to cry
she threw a gigantic pie
It flew in Should’s round pretension
hitting him squarely in the “I”
Mr. Why married Miss Could
right there in the neighborhood
and he baked her plenty of pies
just as she felt he wood
What a nursery rhyme! 🙂 Nice poem Tom!
Thank you, Kym! It was an enjoyable one to do! 🙂
Ha Ha! Love the poem and the butterfly.
Thank you! Cinnamon is great with pies! 🙂
Beautiful colours !!
Yes! And it looks very well-fed! 🙂
An entertaining poem reminding me of such as Hilaire Belloc and Edward Lear. 🙂
Very appreciative of that, Scifi! Thank you! 🙂
You’re very welcome. 😀
Funny, Tom. Nice shot!
Thanks much regarding both, Michael! 🙂
Clever Tom, love the rhythm and the wry humour.
Thanks much, Paul! It was a fun one! 🙂
Incredible swallowtail photograph! And I love the rhyme too! 😊
I liked them both a lot too! Thank you! 🙂
Beautiful capture and poem too, my friend
Thanks, Leyla! Often even i don’t know what pops up! 🙂
Very clever – beautiful butterfly and the butterfly’s spots and the flower are the same color!
Thanks much, Linda! 🙂 I’ve got another Tiger Swallowtail photo that i’ll post in the future — that i recently had framed — that has what appears to be a “face” image in the wings!
The Swallowtails are so beautiful and delicate – I’ve still only seen Cabbage Whites this year, and probably only three all Summer. We’ve not had a sunny Summer at all; it’s been hot and humid, but not so sunny (in my opinion anyway) and I think this fact has kept those beautiful butterflies away.
A lot of it is man’s influence on the environment too. For instance, beautiful Monarch Butterfly caterpillars are dying in our area due to the overuse of overly potent pesticides. I’ll have a post about that in the future (with a photo that — when i took it — made me cry).
I never tire of your verse and photos, Tom!
Aw…. Shucks! 🙂
Funny and beautiful Butterfly. What a gift to see nature in motion
Yes, and we need to care for nature much better! 🙂
Stunning photo! Enjoyed the poem, too.
Thank you, Eilene! Often, things like this surprise me! 🙂
I do like this Tom! Great verse and photo.
I do too, Belinda! Pie over sauerkraut anytime! 🙂
Lovely poem! Beautiful butterfly and I do love a good pie!
Thank (Blueberry Pie) you! 🙂
Woulda, Coulda, and Shoulda — either an unholy trinity, or the three stooges of life. You decide! It’s a wonderful poem, that I’ve re-read several times. Just delightful. (And, yes: pie over sauerkraut!)