This is a quetzal
I think it’s quite special
With colors so spectacular
There is no apt vernacular
So would you ask a quetzal
“Polly, do you want a pretzel?”
Or would you offer this cool avian
Something healthy vegetarian?
In it’s native Guatemala
Perhaps you’d start to holler
“No food for you as you well know
If no shoes, no shirt, no dinero”
At 3:15, one can’t expect a post far more germane
More witty, cogent, thoughtful not to mention more urbane
Perhaps it’s best I bid the quetzal ‘adios’ for now
And leave you with a sleepy smile, returning to my bough.
24 thoughts on “A Moment Of Inanity”
Love the quetzal. And the jingle.
You’re an early bird this morning (sorry I couldn’t resist)…I like the quetzal too – and how the name just makes me smile. It’s like a Dr. Seuss character..The Quetzel loved spaetzle or something like that. Um…more coffee. Yes. Did your children get home – is the nest filled once again?
“I” am an early bird? Hmmmm. If I back out the time it took you to write the jingle from the post time stamp, it gets a wee bit early pal. And your tag, “sleeplessness” was not lost on me either. Eric home. Rachel Thurs. Half way there.
Point well taken – not a great night in the sleep department. Son and daughter-in-law coming by in an hour for a ride to the airport – they’re heading to Costa Rica (the honeymoon they never got seven years ago when they married). I’m so neurotic about not over-sleeping, I’ve been up for a ridiculous amount of time. So happy Eric is home, and you and Susan can anticipate Rachel’s arrival – very, very cool.
Am late to the party at 5:04 a.m. On a Sunday–what is wrong with this picture?! ;-). Great photo and verse, M, and David, so happy your nest is half-way filled. Happy Sunday!
Let’s get back to what is wrong with this picture? It’s Sunday!!! Everyone back to bed! xoxo;-)
I am late to this party also, and yet it’s still earlier here where I am than you all?!? What Lori said, what’s wrong with this picture? 😉 This is great Mimi…I have no idea how you come up with these, but I love that you do! Wonderful and playful and that’s always a good thing, no matter the time of day…or night! xoxo
It’s a function of too little sleep and a word that just stuck in my head…who thought up the word ‘quetzal’ (I don’t mean this literally, for I looked it up) – but really? To go through life with a label like that…”don’t bother me, you’re such a quetzal…’I could keep going, but this just made me giggle …xoxox
Should have popped in when I got up at 4, but who’da thunk you all were already 1/2 in your cups (java that it)…boy what a way to start a Sunday….quetzaling. love this Mimi…xoxo
Thanks Rhon!! Good morning!! oxox
As Dr Seuss said, “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try”. Very well done
Another Dr. Seuss fan! Thanks Bill!
What a beautiful creature, thanks for introducing him or her to us along with your jungle. I think there quetzal would approve.
Laughing..I really did want to do the little fella justice..:-)
I love the way you use language at any hour of the day. Now, of course, I can”t get the word quetzal out of my head. Thanks for the early smile. Have a great Sunday.
Enjoy the sidebar of amusing thought today Jo..all there is..oxox
ah, beauty and levity ala suess.
My mind needed to go to a rainforest today.
Thanks for the get-a-way.
So happy to oblige Carrie!! Enjoy the rainforest..and if you see that quetzal, ask him if he wants some spaetzle…;-) I think I better take a nap..
I believe that’s a lady Quetzal. She can find her Mr. Right with the bright red tail feathers near an avocado tree. Just trying to help out single females of all species.
Glad I called her Polly. 🙂
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Thank you so much Ivon – I am humbled to be among a group of people you enjoy, for you bring so much insight, thoughtfulness and heart to your writing.
LOL! Love it!