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«Rebecca», av Hilaire Belloc

Posted in lyrikk by Arnfinn Pettersen on 08.02.09

Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserablyhilaire_belloc

A trick that everyone abhors
In little girls is slamming doors.
A wealthy banker’s little daughter
Who lived in Palace Green, Bayswater
(By name Rebecca Offendort),
Was given to this furious sport.

She would deliberately go
And slam the door like billy-o!
To make her uncle Jacob start.
She was not really bad at heart,
But only rather rude and wild;
She was an aggravating child…

It happened that a marble bust
Of Abraham was standing just
Above the door this little lamb
Had carefully prepared to slam,
And down it came! It knocked her flat!
It laid her out! She looked like that.

Her funeral sermon (which was long
And followed by a sacred song)
Mentioned her virtues, it is true,
But dwelt upon her vices too,
And showed the deadful end of one
Who goes and slams the door for fun.

The children who were brought to hear
The awful tale from far and near
Were much impressed, and inly swore
They never more would slam the door,
– As often they had done before.

_____

Inspirert av Virrvarrs posting av Edward Goreys The Gashlycrumb Tinies.

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  1. Bjørn Are said, on 09.02.09 at 8:20 am

    Det shar forundret meg hvordan Margrethe Munte kunne slippe unna samme type parodier i Norge.

    Eller kanskje hun ikke gjorde det – dodofuglen har muligens noe på lager der?

  2. Virrvarr said, on 09.02.09 at 9:20 am

    ❤ Og folk syntes Margrethe Munte var fæl!
    *arkiverer i Virrvarrs samling av styggfine barnerim, sammen med «Jim, who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion»*

  3. dodofuglen said, on 09.02.09 at 10:38 am

    BAD: Dodofuglen vet intet, men skulle gjerne visst. Jeg antar det er opp til oss.

    Virrvarr: Og lille Jim er selvsagt også fra samme Bellocs penn. Fra samme samling til og med. Han dukker nok opp her også etterhvert.


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