Napowrimo #4: The Great White Shark

The Great White Shark

Carcharodon carcharias
is sadly much maligned;
they live on cheese and use their teeth
to help remove the rind.*

*Since in the Pacific
cheddar can be hard to find,
they sometimes snack on swimmers.
But I daresay no-one minds.

4 Comments

  1. 6 April 2008 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Hahaha!

    Love it, Harry.

    Or is it Bond? Harold Bond, descendant of Edward?

  2. Harry
    6 April 2008 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    OK, I googled Edward Bond and I think it’s fair to say I don’t get the reference…

    Glad you like the pome though :)

  3. 7 April 2008 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Silly me, I meant Lear.

    The mix-up is enlightening: Edward Lear wrote nonsense verse, Edward Bond wrote Lear, an absurdist revision of Shakespeare’s play.

    Bury me now.

  4. Harry
    7 April 2008 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    OK, that makes more sense :)

    Lear was a great bird illustrator before his eyesight went:

    http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/lear.html

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