I’m a big fan of Ken Priebe’s poetry and illustrations. His book, Gnomes of the Cheese Forrest, is absolutely hilarious. Our family laughed out loud, literally, over and over as we read and explored. This is a good example. Enjoy!
–S. D. “Sam” Smith
The Parliament of Owls
The Parliament of Owls will now come to order.
Something must be done about this trouble at the border.
Now I’m not one to meddle in the business of ferrets
or disturb the operations of the Company of Parrots,
but as the noted chairman of this most distinguished board,
I have to say, the murder of crows should never be ignored!
The local Mob of Kangaroos is getting out of hand,
and the Gang of Turkeys has another siege of herons planned.
If what they teach in Schools of Fish does not change for the better,
I think we should address to them a reprimanding letter.
If this madness doesn’t stop, our Regiment of Flamingos
may need to be enlisted to dispel that Pack of Dingoes.
It’s disgraceful from my point of view, and I would like to stress
the sloth of bears and pride of lions put us in this mess.
But now it’s getting late my friends, the dawn is drawing near,
so the Congress of Baboons will have to take it all from here.
Originally from Michigan, he lives near Vancouver, Canada with his wife, two kids, two cats, one dog, and the monsters in his head. He also has an obsession with animatronic rock bands.