Imaginary Songs (R 8)

Imaginary Songs (R 😎

I don’t know why the frog imagines it can sing like a bird –
too ambitious, and I don’t know why

the bird imagines it can catch flies
as well as a long-tongued frog

It seems like they’d
rather speak if they could
than eat worms and flies
because one endures a swampy storm in the sky
with flying tornado hamburgers, and

the other awaits a flying chocolate-ant optimism
about flying lily pad carpets

— Douglas Gilbert

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Imaginary Songs (Draft 2)

Imaginary Songs (Draft 2)

I don’t know why the frog imagines it can sing like a bird —
too ambitious, and I don’t know why

the bird imagines it can catch flies
as well as a long-tongued frog

It seems like they’d
rather speak if they could
than eat worms and flies
because one endures a swampy storm in the sky
with flying tornado hamburgers, and

the other awaits a flying chocolate-ant optimism
about flying lily pad carpets

— Douglas Gilbert

Ut Oh this might be a duplicate (Imaginary Songs [Draft 1]

Imaginary Songs (Draft 1)

I don’t know why the frog imagines it can sing like a bird —
too ambitious, and I don’t know why

the bird imagines it can catch flies
with its tongue, though can’t

It seems like they’d
rather speak if they could
than eat worms and flies
because one endures a swampy storm in the sky
with flying tornado hamburgers, and

the other a flying chocolate-ant optimism
about flying lily pad carpets

— Douglas Gilbert