I have heard gnomes talk,
And next to the water
I have talked with the otter,
Who seemed pleasantly amused,
That his pond had not yet been abused.
Between land and sky
I have heard angels cry,
And next to the rocks
I have parleyed with a fox,
Who seemed well educated on most,
Though after each toast he would boast.
Between sea and earth
I have seen mermaids give birth,
And next to a felled log
I have spoken with the hog,
Who hurriedly took to my bottled rum,
Though he did naught but sit on his bum.
Between mountains high and seas deep
I have seen Titans weep,
And next to the lake
I have vied with the snake,
Who seemed mindless and yet clever and fierce,
With his sharp fangs all set to pierce.
Between shore and creek
I have heard dragons speak,
And next to a rainbow
I have exchanged words with a crow,
Who very much despised farmers’ arrows,
And for that matter pigeons and sparrows.
Between stars and space
I have seen aliens race,
And next to a dam
I have passed words with a ram,
Who was upset with his place and dreadfully mad,
Though when I complained he turned from spiteful to glad.
Between night and day
I have seen gods shorn away,
And next to a table
I have spun this fable,
The inspiration of which I have taken from an alligator,
A story which I shall rightly explain later.