A poem

You can blame Shauna for this one.

One word in Shauna’s post instantly brought the following poem into my head. It’s easily one of my favourites and I can remember my Dad reading it to me from Silly Verse for Kids (which someone has naughtily replicated here).

On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There’s a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.
On the Nong Ning Nang
All the mice go Clang
And you just can’t catch ’em when they do!
So its Ning Nang Nong
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning
Trees go ping
Nong Ning Nang
The mice go Clang
What a noisy place to belong
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!

Spike Milligan

I’m not a great poetry reader, nor a great poetry writer (or even a bad poetry writer as I don’t write poems at all), in fact most poems leave me cold but as I’ve hardly read any I’m sure there are some out there that I’d enjoy. So, with my ongoing education in mind, what’s YOUR favourite poem and why do you like it?