T. Wendell Peek ~ Petey Learns the Penny Whistle

T. Wendell Peek ~ Petey Learns the Penny Whistle

He thought he saw an Elephant
That practised on a fife:
He looked again, and found it was
A letter from his wife.
“At length I realize,” he said,
“The bitterness of life!”

He thought he saw a Buffalo
Upon the chimney-piece:
He looked again, and found it was
His Sister’s Husband’s Niece.
“Unless you leave this house,” he said,
“I’ll send for the police!”

he thought he saw a Rattlesnake
That questioned him in Greek:
He looked again, and found it was
The Middle of Next Week.
“The one thing I regret,” he said,
“Is that it cannot speak!”

He thought he saw a Banker’s Clerk
Descending from the bus:
He looked again, and found it was
A Hippopotamus.
“If this should stay to dine,” he said,
“There won’t be much for us!”

He thought he saw a Kangaroo
That worked a Coffee-mill:
He looked again, and found it was
A Vegetable-Pill.
“Were I to swallow this,” he said,
“I should be very ill!”

He thought he saw a Coach-and-Four
That stood beside his bed:
He looked again, and found it was
A Bear without a Head.
“Poor thing,” he said, “poor silly thing!
It’s waiting to be fed!”

A Strange Wild Song by Lewis Carroll

Petey Learns the Penny Whistle reminded me, for no particular reason, of this strangely moving weirdness from the Insane Clown Posse. Despite all the foul language, I find Miracles to be quite uplifting, and sweet, and funny as hell. So … very appropriate to Wendell’s picture.

Happy Sunday.


Miracles by The Insane Clown Posse