Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Probable-Possible, my black hen,
She lays eggs in the Relative When.
She doesn't lay eggs in the Positive Now
Because she's unable to Postulate How.


Plus-que-Possible, ma poule noire,
Elle pond ses oeufs dans le Quand-Provisoire.
Elle ne pond point dans une periode sure
Car l'experience serait bien trop dure.

-My favorite from A Space Child's Mother Goose, a wonderful collection of nursery rhymes that is (thank heavens!) back in print.

(Thanks to Hal's Aunt for reciting a few of these gems during our car trip into the Deluge.)

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