I hope everyone has some good plans for the weekend. I have another busy weekend ahead but I am hoping to fit in some reading.
My chosen poem this week is by E. V. Rieu (1887-1972) who is best known for translating The Odyssey.
The Hippopotamus's Birthday He has opened all his parcels but the largest and the last; His hopes are at their highest and his heart is beating fast. O happy Hippopotamus, what lovely gift is here? He cuts the string. The world stands still. A pair of boots appear! O little Hippopotamus, the sorrows of the small! He dropped two tears to mingle with the flowing Senegal; And the 'Thank you' that he uttered was the saddest ever heard In the Senegambian jungle from the mouth of beast or bird. E. V. Rieu