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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Foolish Questions

Foolish Questions

Where can a man buy a cap for his knee?
Or a key for the lock of his hair?
And can his eyes be called a school?
I would think—there are pupils there!
What jewels are found in the crown of his head,
And who walks on the bridge of his nose?

Can he use, in building the roof of his mouth,
the nails on the ends of his toes?
Can the crook of his elbow be sent to jail—
If it can, well, then, what did it do?
And how does he sharpen his shoulder blades?
I'll be hanged if I know—do you?

Can he sit in the shade of the palm of his hand,
and beat time with the drum in his ear?
Can the calf of his leg eat the corn on his toe?—

There's somethin' pretty strange around here!

William Cole


  1. Reminds me of Dr Seuss!
    Isn't language fun!

  2. I knew you'd get a kick out of it. Yep, language can be such a hoot! Thanks, Jonie! :)

  3. I love that poem, and your image is far better than the original!

  4. Thank you, Montucky/Terry! I turned it into a pencil drawing, then sharpened it a bit. Glad you like it! :)

  5. I like what you did with the photo. I'll have to experiment with that. The poem is quite amusing also.

  6. Thank you, Mike! I used the pencil drawing filter that comes with PSP but there are tuts online that you can follow to achieve the effect also. :)

  7. I really like what you've done with this, a great old-time rendition. I love pencil sketch picture and that poem! Makes me smile with foolish questions. :)

  8. Thank you so much, Anna! I'm glad that you like it! :)

  9. Great image, but wow did you pick a winner of a poem or what? Simply loved the poem.

    1. Hahaha!! I fell in love with the poem first, then searched for an image to go with it. I thought this one did well. Thank you, Preston! :)


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