Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cameelious Hump


The Camel's hump is an ugly lump
Which well you may see at the Zoo;
But uglier yet is the hump we get
From having too little to do.

Kiddies and grown-ups too-oo-oo,
If we haven't enough to do-oo-oo,
We get the hump-
Cameelious hump-
The hump that is black and blue!

We climb out of bed with a frouzly head,
And a snarly-yarly voice.
We shiver and scowl and we grunt and we growl
At our bath and our boots and our toys;

And there ought to be a corner for me
(And I know' there is one for you)
When we get the hump-
Cameelious hump-
The hump that is black and blue!

The cure for this ill is not to sit still,
Or frowst with a book by the fire;
But to take a large hoe and a shovel also,
And dig till you gently perspire;
And then you will find that the sun and the wind,
And the Djinn of the Garden too,
Have lifted the hump-
The horrible hump-
The hump that is black and blue!

I get it as well as you-oo-oo-
If I haven't enough to do-oo-oo!
We all get hump-
Cameelious hump-
Kiddies and grown-ups too!

"The Camels Hump" by Rudyard Kipling

2 comments:

Guyana-Gyal October 1, 2012 at 7:51 PM  

Please tell me it's something you've 'created' with photoshop and it's not what I think it is :-D

You know you can do an entire series...

Rudyard Kipling never met John Lennon who said he loved lying on the settee all weekend watching tv.

Ahh, tv, how I love thee. I'd grow a tv hump so I can watch all day.



AbuDhabiDailyPhotographer October 1, 2012 at 8:06 PM  

No photoshop required! - This camel is very real and lives in Dubai.

I like your idea of a starting series. Could be fun :)

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