By Quentin Blake
This illustrated selection of nonsense verse for the entire kinfolk comprises vintage verse from nonsense greats corresponding to Lear, Carroll, Belloc and Nash, including the superior of up to date proponents.
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I typed N-O-T-H-I-N-G; the note after all was once not anything, easily not anything, don’t you spot? ’ ‘Nothing can be what you intended, yet nitgub’s what you wrote. i love it,’ acknowledged the typewriter. ‘It moves a cheerful be aware. It has extra sort than not anything, has a special type of sound. the color is stronger; the flavour’s great and around. have you ever plumbed its private depths, its secret defined? ’ ‘All right,’ I acknowledged, ‘I’ll take it. Nitgub ventured, nitgub won. ’ RUSSELL HOBAN THE LUGUBRIOUS WHING-WHANG Out at the margin of moonshine land, Tickle me, love, in those lonesome ribs, Out the place the whing-whang likes to stand, Writing his identify together with his tail at the sand, And wiping it out together with his oogerish hand; Tickle me, love, in those lonesome ribs. Is it the gibber of gungs and keeks? Tickle me, love, in those lonesome ribs, Or what's the sound the whing-whang seeks, Crouching low through the winding creeks, And retaining his breath for weeks and weeks? Tickle me, love, in those lonesome ribs. Aroint him the wraithest of wraithly issues! Tickle me, love, in those lonesome ribs, ‘T is a good whing-whangess with phosphor earrings, And bridal jewels of fangs and stings, and he or she sits and as unfortunately and softly sings because the mildewed whir of her personal useless wings; Tickle me, pricey; tickle me right here; Tickle me, love, in those lonesome ribs. JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY BELAGCHOLLY DAYS cold Dovebber together with his boadigg blast Dow cubs upload strips the bedow upload the lawd, Eved October’s suddy days are earlier – upload Subber’s gawd! I kdow dot what it really is to which I cligg That stirs to sogg upload sorrow, but I belief that also I sigg, yet because the liddets sigg – simply because I bust. upload now, farewell to roses upload to birds, To larded fields and tigkligg streablets eke; Farewell to all articulated phrases I fain could converse. Farewell, by way of adored strolliggs od the sward, Greed glades and wooded area colors, farewell to you; With sorrowing center I, wretched upload forlord, Bid you – achew!!! nameless A RECIPE FOR INDIGESTION DILLY DILLY PICCALILLI Dilly Dilly Piccalilli inform me whatever very foolish: there has been a chap his identify used to be Bert He ate the buttons off his blouse. CLYDE WATSON EVER EATEN Ever eaten poodle strudel? It’s sensational with cream I as soon as had chihuahua cheesecake (Or used to be that one other undesirable dream? ) ROGER MCGOUGH BLEEZER’S ICE-CREAM i'm Ebenezer Bleezer, I run BLEEZER’S ICE-CREAM shop, there are flavours in my freezer you might have by no means visible prior to, twenty-eight divine creations too scrumptious to withstand, why no longer do your self a favour, attempt the flavours on my record: COCOA MOCHA MACARONI TAPIOCA SMOKED BALONEY CHECKERBERRY CHEDDAR chunk fowl CHERRY HONEYDEW TUTTI-FRUTTI STEWED TOMATO TUNA TACO BAKED POTATO LOBSTER LITCHI LIMA BEAN MOZZARELLA MANGOSTEEN ALMOND HAM MERINGUE SALAMI YAM ANCHOVY PRUNE PASTRAMI SASSAFRAS SOUVLAKI HASH SUKIYAKI SUCCOTASH BUTTER BRICKLE PEPPER PICKLE POMEGRANATE PUMPERNICKEL PEACH PIMENTO PIZZA PLUM PEANUT PUMPKIN BUBBLEGUM BROCCOLI BANANA BLUSTER CHOCOLATE CHOP SUEY CLUSTER AVOCADO BRUSSELS SPROUT PERIWINKLE SAUERKRAUT COTTON sweet CARROT CUSTARD CAULIFLOWER COLA MUSTARD ONION DUMPLING DOUBLE DIP TURNIP TRUFFLE TRIPLE turn GARLIC GUMBO GRAVY GUAVA LENTIL LEMON LIVER LAVA ORANGE OLIVE BAGEL BEET WATERMELON WAFFLE WHEAT i'm Ebenezer Bleezer, I run BLEEZER’S ICE-CREAM shop, flavor a flavour from my freezer, you'll absolutely ask for extra.