Inspired by Edward Lear
Have you heard of the Rumblybumblysump?
Some say he comes in the night and eats the lump.
Some say he hides in the woods.
But she comes to dance the roods
No! no! no! It’s the Bumblyrumblyhump!
Some say he eats the gumps.
Some say he blums the dumps.
But he really drinks the sunks.
Copyright 2006, GK.
This was part of a class project on poetry. Each student was assigned a poet to research. Besides investigating and reporting on the poet's life and works, the student also had to write a poem in that poet's style. The students illustrated their poems and read them at an assembly. They were all good, but some of them were just fantastic. G's friend got William Shakespere and did a very dark and magical poem that could have come straight from The Tempest.
G was assigned Edward Lear, which was quite appropriate. He shares a love of drawing with Lear, along with a love of nonsense. Here's the illustration for the poem. Click on the image for a larger picture.