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Peake's Nonsense and Children's Books
Sebastian Peake

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"How many parents have received doctors' bills for these children's disturbance I will never know, but other children's books pale into insignificance compared with yours"

C. S. Lewis
Captain Slaughterboard
Rhymes Without Reason



THE TROUBLE WITH GERANIUMS

The trouble with geraniums
is that they're much too red!
The trouble with my toast is that
it's far too full of bread.

The trouble with a diamond
is that it's much too bright.
The same applies to fish and stars
and the electric light.

The troubles with the stars I see
lies in the way they fly.
The trouble with myself is all
self-centred in the eye.

The trouble with my looking-glass
is that it shows me, me;
there's trouble in all sorts of things
where it should never be.

(from A Book of Nonsense)



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