It’s World Elephant Day!

Let’s be celebrants for the elephants
Nature’s most loyal, loving friend
With memories that never end
Admire their floppy ears and trunks
Protect them from those poaching punks
And keep their homelands safe and pure
So these proud families can endure.


DSC_7557.jpg, by gribbly, licensed under CC BY 2.0


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15 thoughts on “It’s World Elephant Day!

  1. Sumo-Mermaid August 12, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    Eletelephony by
    Laura Elizabeth Richards

    Once there was an elephant,
    Who tried to use the telephant—
    No! No! I mean an elephone
    Who tried to use the telephone—
    (Dear me! I am not certain quite
    That even now I’ve got it right.)
    Howe’er it was, he got his trunk
    Entangled in the telephunk;
    The more he tried to get it free,
    The louder buzzed the telephee—
    (I fear I’d better drop the song
    Of elephop and telephong!)

    • Puddleglum August 12, 2016 / 4:37 pm

      That was one of my favorite poems when I was little! It still makes me chortle.

      • amyliz August 12, 2016 / 8:30 pm

        Yes, I loved that poem as a child. Heck, I still do and I adore elephants!🐘

    • Gigi the cat lady August 12, 2016 / 9:00 pm

      Being raised in French, I didn’t know this poem, what a fun little piece, thanks for sharing.

      • Smartypants August 12, 2016 / 9:02 pm

        It’s new to me, too – love it! 😀

    • jerzowa August 13, 2016 / 10:27 am

      What a lovely, funny piece of poetry! Thanks for introducing me to it, Sumo-Mermaid. In Polish,we have an equally beautiful gem of words by Julian Tuwim, about a grown-up elephant who suffers from awful case of forgetfulness 😊. I have no idea whether the poem has been translated into English though…

    • 6rabbits August 13, 2016 / 1:15 am

      Scootin’ Bebeh Trunkster is one of my favorites! It’s even fun to say!🐘😍

    • Saffron August 13, 2016 / 5:09 pm

      <3 bebeh trunksters!!!

  2. Smartypants August 12, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    Wonderful poem, Mike.

    I love the jaunty crossover step on the first bebeh trunkster.

    • 6rabbits August 13, 2016 / 1:27 am

      Love the poem!
      Does anyone else think elephants–esp. the young ones–look like they are wearing those footed pjs babies/toddlers wear?

      • Smartypants August 13, 2016 / 7:36 am

        Oh, definitely!

        Should we call them…ele-pants?

    • Saffron August 13, 2016 / 5:11 pm

      Thanks for posting the link! I love that leetle trunkster! He is all “I IZ FIERCE!!!”

    • Smartypants August 13, 2016 / 6:15 pm

      Oh – the foot stamping! And he hasn’t quite learned how to work his trunk. Too cute!

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