I found this in a box of antique ephemera today. It’s for the old timey 18th-19th century binocular viewer, stereopticon thingy or something. One inserted it and voila! a 3-D tableau of a camel caravan headed for Egypt right before one’s eyes!
Those were the days, weren’t they? What do you suppose the camel traders were talking about? Their aching behinds? Their sunburn?
“Ode to a Camel?” or “Ode to a Camel Driver?”or — “O, Thou Odious Camel Driver Astride Thy Malodorous Camel?”
How ’bout a limerick or two too? hahaha!
Rejoice! It’s Saturday!
[UPDATE: Inspired verses have begun to pour in already from talented word wizards. See comment section below. If we get a selection of poems from others, we might have a vote on them and award a prize. Or give everybody a prize for the imaginative guts just to try. Maybe a banner for your blog? or ? Hmmm
Anybody up for a sonnet, a villanelle, heroic couplets?]
Here are some helpful prompts and backgrounders (I didn’t just hatch this versifying inanity out of my own idle fevered brain. It’s a legitamate poetic type.
Goethe thought it was one of the highest forms of poetry. What did he know?