Stew Much English Abol Tabol Poem of Sukumar Roy


Stew Much English Abol Tabol Poem of Sukumar Roy
Stew Much English Abol Tabol Poem of Sukumar Roy
STEW MUCH 
By Sukumar Roy (English Translation by Satyajit Ray)

A duck once met a porcupine; they formed a corporation 
Which called itself a Porcuduck (a beastly configuration)! 

A stork to a turtle said, "Let's put my head upon your torso; 
We who are so pretty now, as Stortle would be more so!" 

The lizard with the parrot's head thought: Taking to the chilli  
After years of eating worms is absolutely silly. 

A prancing goat - one wonders why - was driven by a need 
To bequeath his upper portion to a crawling centipede. 

The giraffe with the grasshopper's limbs reflected: Why should I  
Go for walks in grassy fields, now that I can fly? 

The nice contented cow will doubtless get a frightful shock 
On finding that his lower limbs belong to a fighting cock. 

It's obvious the Whalelephant is not a happy notion: 
The head goes for the jungle, while the tail turns to the ocean.  
The lions lack of horns distressed him greatly, so  
He teamed up with a deer - now watch his antlers grow!