A poem for Bella, my Chinese dwarf hamster in honour of National Pet Month, which coincides with the month of Shakespeare’s birthday…
O hamster mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear! your pumpkin seeds coming
That can be placed in your coconut bowl.
Come little Bella, you’ll soon be eating.
Journey’s end in seeds and carrots meeting—
Every wise hamster owner doth know.
It can get confusing when you have several books on the go, but I think I’ve managed to keep each story separate from the others. Like this one:
Hamlet had a ponderous dream where he saw the grotesque ghost of Frankenstein’s monster. The monster demanded that he take his revenge on the nasty Heathcliff, who was married to flirtatious Juliet but in love with sweet Tess of the d’Urbevilles. Hamlet then received an important letter from jolly Postman Pat, informing him that he had received a sum of money. Hamlet believed the money had come from the obsessed old Miss Havisham, but when he falls asleep at the ancient altar of Stonehenge waiting for his arrest, he realizes his benefactor is Heathcliff’s evil brother, Claudius – the man he is supposed to kill…