But soft, on what yon pole doth break
the breath of heaven’s dew,
in frozen apparition sweet
to tempt a child of two
to get him hence and lick said pole
with tongue egressed in kind;
Forsooth, what pain for him whose flesh
doth overpower mind!
Verily and anon, I beg of thee – keep thine tongue within its housing when thou dost wander past a tempting flag pole!
🙂 Thanks! A girl’s gotta have a little fun now and then…
We were just talking about those tongue torn experiences the other day! Your poem and picture portray the experience/temptation perfectly! I am a member of that club… 😉
Blessings to you Melody ~ Wendy
🙂 Our daughter left a considerable portion of her DNA on a dirty garden spade one winter – ????? 😀
Mine lost some on an ice cube! Go figure eh?
Ah, the foibles of youth…. 🙂
Yes, but they make great stories to tell at their weddings… I’ll ask permission first. 😉
What’s a wedding without a great loss of DNA story?? 😉
Well then, what a cheeky monkey!
Due in part to our Medieval banter, kind sir… How does it feel to be the monkey’s proverbial uncle?? 😀
Just watched “A Christmas story” yesterday at school with sixteen laughing teenagers. ‘Tis amazing how trying to lick a pole is funny in our imagination, yet so painful in real life. Nice Shakespearean melody, by the way.
🙂 Thank you very much!!
Great photo – it almost tempts the tongue all over again.
🙂 A word to the wise – it’s not worth it! 🙂
Brilliantly clever, Melody–love it!!!
🙂 It was SO much fun – I need to do more of these!
Yes, we could do with a bit of Bill Shakespeare, eh?
Ooh, I’m having a flashback!
To Shakespeare English class, or to licking a flagpole? 🙂
Well, maybe both. But once in elementary school, I put my mouth on this hugeeeeee icicle that was on the side of the school building. Stuck! Stupid! Took my lip skin with it when I got off!
Melody, Melody, wherefore art thou, O Melody? I haveth a flashback to a youthful misadventure! (My tongue hurts still!) 😉
This calleth for a Medic, methinks!
Chuckleth, chuckleth… 😀
Laughing! You did such a good job with this! Thanks for the fun! (since it’s not happening to me!)