Alphabet, Schmalphabet – V, v

(or, Veery and Vole and the Vinegar Fly)

VEERY VOLE VINEGAR - fnl

Veery and Vole and the Vinegar Fly
Decided to go to the top of the sky.

But Vole couldn’t fly, though of course he would try;
“Do not think us unkind,” Veery said with a sigh,
“We must leave you behind!” And they bade him Good-bye.

And then Vinegar Fly – though of course he could fly –
Couldn’t fly very fast; couldn’t fly very high.
He grew weary, and cried out to Veery, “Please try
To go slower, and lower!” But Veery said, “I
Am a high-flying bird, and I cannot comply!”

And so Veery went on all alone — which is why
Veery and Vole and the Vinegar Fly

Do not get along.
And that is my song.

 

Image: this image is a collage (which I have processed to extremes, using free image processing program GIMP) of the following Creative Commons licensed images:

Sunset at Zadar by Flickr user Ignacio García : license Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0); Drosophila immigrans by Flickr user John Tann : license Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0); Veery by Flickr user Christopher Eliot : license Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0); Water Vole on Ice by Flicker user Crackers93 : license Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0); Allée des Baobabs near Morondava, Madagascar by Flickr user Frank Vassen : license Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0).

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2 thoughts on “Alphabet, Schmalphabet – V, v

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