Monday, December 02, 2013

The Best Bear In The Forest

[to Hilaire Belloc]

the best bear in the forest
had a thatched roof.
4 sets of breakfast bowls in
4 colours: red, blue, yellow, green

a print of Rackham's Cinderella on the wall
(the ball scene)
an impeccable sense of timing.

tupperware for berries.
no leftover porridge.
a green velvet armchair
and a pipe;

a wife who was no Mother Hubbard.

the best bear.
children everywhere may bless him
though he's still a bit scary;

he did not snack
on the child with golden curls.

mary angela douglas 2 december 2013