Friday, November 08, 2013

626 : Jemima Paddy Duck

Idle thoughts from a Balinese rice field…

Jemima Paddy Duck
(Apologies to Beatrix Potter).

This is the story of a duck
Who lived amongst the rice.
She grew quite fat on worms and snails
And life was rather nice.

But for every ying there is a yang,
For light there is a shade;
A balance in the universe –
What grows must too decay.

And so the duck with the lucky life
Met the axe’s force
And appeared upon the dinner plate
With rice and hoi-sin sauce.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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  1. Bali CharlieNovember 08, 2013

    Too much Bintang?

  2. I hope she enjoyed her life in the paddies, and that you enjoyed her sacrifice.

  3. Sounds like my life except this time I have been royally stuffed!

  4. Not my dinner plate Jemima.


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