Sunday, March 14, 2010

Two Dead Boys and some other stuff...

Hey people,

First, thanks to all who participated in the discussion! It was great. Thank you for reading the book. If anyone has any suggestions for book discussions, let us know.

I'll post in a few days, but I thought I would post this poem in the meantime. It's really interesting - the author is anonymous, and there a few different variations; because of this, it's not exactly considered "real" poetry. But I love the ironic and bizarre humor of it.
Here's my favorite version:

One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight.
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other.

One was blind and the other couldn't see,
So they chose a dummy for a referee.
A blind man came to see fair play,
A dumb man came to shout hooray!

A paralized donkey, passing by,
Kicked the blind man in the eye,
Knocked him through a nine inch wall,
Into a dry ditch and drowned them all.

A deaf policeman, hearing the noise,
Came to arrest the two dead boys.
If you don't believe this lie is true,
Ask the blind man; he saw it too.

Very strange, very funny. Yeah?

I also wanted to re-post what is left of the booklist, just to remind you of what you can be reading. (Most the time we post on these books, but I have posted on other books too.)

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Bronze Bow - Elizabeth G. Speare
Little Britches - Ralf Moody
Johnny Tremain - Esther Forbes
Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
The Spectre Bridegroom - Washington Irving
Two Gentlemen of Verona - William Shakespeare
North to Freedom - Anne Holm
Pinocchio - Carlo Collodi

If you want to know which of these books you should read first (or read at all) please talk to me; some of these books are fantastic, and I'd love to recommend them.

Well, thanks for reading the books and following the blog - please invite your friends to follow too!

Lady Arwen


  1. Great poem Lady Arwen. Very funny, indeed.

  2. Why isn't anyone, besides Rosie, commenting? Where is everybody?
    I was going to post on a book, but I want you guys to read the poem first.

  3. Gee lady Arwen, what if we read it but didn't feel like commenting? That's a stupid reason not to post.

  4. Oh, you don't have to comment, but usually people do, so I was wondering.
    I have not posted because I am busy.

  5. That is quite a funny poem! Oh and I don't know about anyone else, but I am graduating this year and I have been pretty busy doing two years of high-school in one and trying to keep up with everything else and I am going to be honest and say this isn't exactly the most important thing on my list to get done if you know what I mean! I often check the blog, but it can take too long to post!!
    So that is my reason! :) Do forgive us Lady Arwen!
    ~Lady Edith

  6. No no no! Of Course it's not on the top of the priority list. It's not for me either. There is absolutely nothing to forgive.

    Honestly, it's Dewhurst that comment was directed to. I am worried about him. You know something's wrong with him when he doesn't comment. He's a little stressed right now, poor thing.

  7. Maybe I just didn't like the poem and didn't feel like getting into an argument with you over it. Sheesh- you have to turn everything into a war. Honestly!