Thursday, April 9, 2009

Theme Thursday Egg

Regular egg & ostrich egg 24x larger
Photo by: Nigel Howard


The Ostrich

by Ogden Nash

The ostrich roams the great Sahara
Its mouth is wide its neck is narra
It has such long and lofty legs
I'm glad it sits to lay its eggs.



For a truly lovely & eggy Easter e- card by the incredible Jacquie Lawson, click on this link.

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30 comments:

tut-tut said...

Ha. Ogden Nash always gets it right!

Brian Miller said...

wow! that is a massive egg! going to need a bigger pan for my omelet!

willow said...

My gg grandfather had an ostrich egg in his curio cabinet. I loved looking at it when I was a girl. Huge!

Love the Nash.

Marianna said...

Oh my...that is a huge egg lol Wonder if they taste differently!

Happy TT
peace
xoxo

Wings said...

Great little poem, and that pic is something else!

R.L. Bourges said...

impressive... (in a way, the name of your blog is egg-related all year round, no?) :-)

Colette Amelia said...

Wow that is putting things in perspective!

Happy Easter!

The Clever Pup said...

A perfect post.

Ronda Laveen said...

Fun Nash poem to go with your photo. Thanks.

Michael Rawluk said...

The world is a richer place because Ogden Nash walked here.

Tom said...

i'd forgotten about Ogden Nash...he's a hoot. That would make a mess of scrambled eggs, wouldn't it?

Mrsupole said...

Great photo to show the comparison,
I have never thought about if an Ostrich sits while laying an egg, but I guess it has to. Although I have seen Ostrich's sitting before.

Great poem by Nash, and thank you for the card it was really cute.

God bless.

Dakota Bear said...

That Ostrich egg is large. Cute poem!
Thank you for the Easter card, I really liked it.

Happy Easter!

Auntie, aka Dog Girl said...

Hi Cally Girl,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Here I am, looking around.
Wow, what a BIG egg.
Here's a fast riddle:
What did the mamma ostrich say when she laid her egg?
Answer: ouch.
Ha.
Nice meeting you.
Happy TT

Candie Bracci said...

Yeah they are huge!Like the pic and poem.Happy Easter!
;)

lettuce said...

eggsellent!

Evening Light Writer said...

I wonder if Ostrich eggs taste any different? When I was little my mom would let me crack eggs for her and I'd get scared and drop the shells in the batter.

I adore Ogden Nash..he is one of the very few who can write a successful humourous poem.

VE said...

I've seen Ostrich in the zoo, I've seen them in the wild in Africa. I've eaten Ostrich but I've never had an Ostrich egg. They are huge, I'd hate to see a dozen in a box!

subtorp77 said...

I'll need my stock pot to boil that thing! And great Ogden Nash tie in! :)

tony said...

That Would Feed Me For A Week!

Gary said...

Holy egg Batan!

Oliag said...

Love the Ogden Nash poem!...and thanks for the adorable e-card!

Baino said...

Short, sweet and to the point! Glad I'm not a giraffe calf either, they give birth standing up! Love Jaqui Lawson stuff, her Christmas cards are equally gorgeous. Have a happy Easter!

Cuppa Jo said...

Wow, that's...big.

Is 'narra' a real word?

I'm glad too.

Susan said...

Now that's what I call an EGG! Beautiful texture and sheen!


verification word: hives

ArtSparker said...

Do you know Hillaire Belloc's Bad Child's Book of Beasts?

Kris said...

There are a few omelettes there...

Liza said...

Lovely poem and i enjoyed looking through your other space. I especially like the Frost poem.

Happy Day!

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