Thursday, December 26, 2013

26 December 2013 Pogo rises from the swamp

Cassi Creek:  Some bits of nonsense make more sense than not.  This little gem turns up now and then.  These days, it is barely known beyond the first verse.  The numbers of folks who recognize the fragment and know the source are declining. 
Given the number of words below not contained in a standard English dictionary, I have suspended proof reading for the day.  I leave it up to any reader who may happen by to decide if the obvious nonsensical text is from Walt Kelly’s genius or from my Parkinsonism. 
In all its annual glory…
Deck us all with Boston Charlie,
Walla Walla, Wash., an' Kalamazoo!
Nora's freezin' on the trolley,
Swaller dollar cauliflower alley-garoo!
Don't we know archaic barrel
Lullaby Lilla Boy, Louisville Lou?
Trolley Molly don't love Harold,
Boola boola Pensacoola hullabaloo!
Bark us all bow-wows of folly,
Polly wolly cracker 'n' too-da-loo!
Donkey Bonny brays a carol,
Antelope Cantaloupe, 'lope with you!
Hunky Dory's pop is lolly,
Gaggin' on the wagon, Willy, folly go through!
Chollie's collie barks at Barrow,
Harum scarum five alarm bung-a-loo!
Dunk us all in bowls of barley,
Hinky dinky dink an' polly voo!
Chilly Filly's name is Chollie,
Chollie Filly's jolly chilly view halloo!
Bark us all bow-wows of folly,
Double-bubble, toyland trouble! Woof, woof, woof!
Tizzy seas on melon collie!
Dibble-dabble, scribble-scrabble! Goof, goof, goof!

For my friend Julius, who broached the subject of Latin, enjoy!

Omnia Romae cum Deck Charlie,
Walla Walla: Wash, An, Kalamazoo!
Nora scriptor freezin, ad trolley,
BRASSICA refer-garoo Swaller pupa!

Non nos habuerunt hydria
Puer cum videret Lilla Iuvante sequi, Louisville Lou?
Et non diligis: quin Trolley Molly,
Boola boola Pensacoola LESSUS,

Wows cortice omnes arcus eius stultitia,
Polly wolly cracker 'n' 'da, etiam illis adtenuatus amor!
Asinus acerbum rudit a exsultans cantico,
Oryx illaqueatus, cantaloupe, lope tuam,

RECTUS Dory lolly acerbum est,
Gaggin, in plaustro, uolens, ire per stultitiam:
Chollie Collie latrat est Barrow,
Harum scarum, quinque a, metus adferent illis adtenuatus amor!

Phasellus nec sapien quis nostrum scyphi in hordei,
Hinky DINK in dinky, Polly voo!
Gelidus duc Chollie nomen est,
Congruenter ad pompam gelida Chollie sententia heus!

Wows cortice omnes arcus eius stultitia,
Duplex bulla, toyland Væ Præcipiet, et lavabunt id, subtegmine,
JACTATIO Collie maris in melon,

Stagnet, commaculare, Scrabble, Scripta iaculeris? RAPIO, RAPIO, RAPIO,

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