Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #249 – “Playing Favorites #5”
“Choose a line from a favorite poem, or poet and use that as the title, a line or the inspiration for your poem. It could be a classic poet or one of our compatriots on the many poetry blogs with which we associate. As always, identify the poem and poet from which you cull your snippet and give credit where it is due.”
Behold the hippopotamus
He’s as big in front as his bottom is.
In Fantasia, hippos wore tu-tus
In real life, they would have refused.
They got their name from Ancient Greek–
river horse–name not fancied, but they could not speak Greek.
“Behold the hippopotamus” first line of an Ogden Nash poem,