Monday, November 30, 2009

The Boon of Life

Ky-yow replied: The boon of life is health.
Paddle-foot, Feather-straight, Supple-neck, Button-eye:
These have the world's wealth.

Aged Ank answered: Honor is our all.
Path-finder, People-feeder, Plan-provider, Sage-commander:
These hear the call.

Lyo-lyok the lightsome said: Love had I liefer.
Douce-down, Tender-tread, Warm-nest and Walk-in-line:
These live for ever.

Aahng-ung was for Appetite. Ah, he said, Eating!
Gander-gobble, Tear-grass, Stubble-stalk, Stuff-crop:
These take some beating.

Wink-wink praised Comrades, the fair free fraternity.
Line-astern, Echelon, Arrow-head, Over-cloud:
These learn Eternity.

But I, Lyow, choose Lay-making, of loud lilts which linger.
Horn-music, Laughter-song, Epic-heart, Ape-the-world:
These Lyow, the singer.

-- T.H. White, The Once and Future King: Book 1

Monday, November 9, 2009

A New Poster

Hello out there, everyone!

I know this says that Aravis posted it down at the bottom, but that's just 'cause I'm on her account. I don't have my own, because I am Thumper. But I was watching her, laughing at Beatrice's videos and Mother Auma's amusing accounts of daily life, and it seemed like so much fun... so I got on here. I wanted to share something too.

The best thing I can think of to share is Outdoors. It's a very nice place, you know... it was rather windy today. Outside is a beautiful place to eat carrots. When you have carrots, and you are outside, and the wind is blowing, then everything is good. Oh, and when one of the stuffed animals is by the window, that's even better, because then you have someone to visit with. The White Rabbit, Ninquë, is probably my best friend. Sometimes she talks to me in Elvish. I have a suspicion that she wants to teach me Elvish, but I don't think I'm interested. Ivey already calls me "An-Lhaw", which is Numenorean for "long-ears", and "Conejita", which is Spanish for "bunny". I don't need another language when I can't even speak.

Ninquë says that I ought to make the acquaintance of Sir Saucy Sparrow, who visits the backyard regularly. I think I might, but he's always so busy, and he's always talking to Lady Bianca Sparrow. They like to talk, and it would be fun to visit with them, but I don't know how to start a conversation very well. Verd the grasshopper says that Sir Saucy and Lady Bianca are quite nice, and he'd introduce me if I liked. Maybe I will.

But for now I'm making the acquaintance of everyone out in the blogosphere! Hi there! And Ninquë and Verd say hello too. So would Speckle of San Francisco, the seal, if he knew I was on here. And I suppose the Sparrows would to. So hi from everyone!