Friday, January 6, 2017

Homage to Mr. Finney's Turnip


"Homage to Mr.Finney's Turnip", 5 x 7", oil on Ampersand Gessobord


Mr. Finney's Turnip

Mr. Finney had a turnip,
And it grew, and it grew,
And it grew behind the barn,
And the turnip did no harm.

And it grew, and it grew,
Till it could grow no taller;
Then Mr. Finney took it up
And put it in the cellar.

There it lay, there it lay,
Till it began to rot;
When his daughter Susie washed it
And put it in the pot.

Then she boiled it and boiled it,
As long as she was able;
Then his daughter Susie took it
And put it on the table.

Mr. Finney and his wife
Both sat down to sup;
And they ate, and they ate,
Until they ate the turnip up.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow





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