For my A-Z Challenge, using the theme, “My Simple Pleasures” with the letter E, I had to think awhile about what pleasure to use for the letter. One thing kept popping into my head. Years ago when I was in the third grade, I learned a poem that I enjoyed reading so much that I memorized it. I read it and quoted it so many times that even now I am able to quote the first six lines of it without even looking. It is such a delightful and humorous poem, I thought it might make someone smile.
So what starts with E and has something to do with my simple pleasures? Elephants. I have a great respect and love for elephants because of their social community and connection with each other, their survival skills, their intelligence and their strength. Since I enjoy poetry, I decided to post a copy of this poem, “Eletelephony” by Laura Elizabeth Richards along with a few my photos of elephants.
Who tried to use the telephone—
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I’ve got it right.)
Howe’er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee—
(I fear I’d better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)