Deep in a Hole

Wascana Centre; Google Maps. Image by Xinan Lui

Deep in a hole beneath the ground
lived something unusual that made not a sound.

What was it, what was it, tell me quick.
Was it a snake?
A goffer?
A troll?
A stone?

Nah, none of these things, my goslings. T’were a bone.
T’were a bone of a beast, a gigantic colossus,
four hefty legs and a long proboscis.

It was a rhinoceros?

Nay. Nay-nay-nay-nay.
T’were a bone of a trunk-tooting flummoxing lummox.
A bone nigh as big as a bloody great planet.
A bone of a great lumbering mammoth.
And I’m telling yer now, it weren’t alone.

This piece of nonsense was written for What Pegman Saw: Saskatchewan, Canada

99 words

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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51 Responses to Deep in a Hole

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    I love it! It has all the earmarks of a fairy tale passed down through generations! Brilliant!


  2. Dear Crispina,

    “‘The time has come,’ the walrus said…” This has a great Lewis Carroll feel to it. 😉 Fun. You made me laugh. 😀



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  3. Did you know that the city of Regina was first named Oskana, or Wascana, in English “Pile of bones” Creek? The natives harvested buffalo bones and piled them there to be shipped off and made into fertilizer. So, no behemoth, just a buffalo. 🙂
    The behemoth bones,were crushed and buried deep in the ground; we’re mining them as potash now.

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    • I didn’t know that. I’m amazed. Usually I’ve done my homework first. But I’d just been watching a video about the supposed mass extinction of mega fauna at the Younger Dryas… but the mammoths continued in some places until into the current era. So I figured, get rid of the Laurentide ice sheet, maybe the mammoths would have moved in. 🙂

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  4. Jen Goldie says:

    I love this. You brought a smile to my face. Momma Goose sure told a good tale.
    The goslings are sooooo Cute!!!!!! ❤😊

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  5. Dale says:

    What a fun take. Nonsense on the nonsense!
    And, ironically, I watched Ice Age last night because it was on and I am still a kid at heart who loves Disney and Pixar et al.

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  6. Jen Goldie says:

    The Polar Express is my go to movie when I need a lift. I watch it all year round.

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  7. Deborah says:

    Well Crispina, I thoroughly enjoyed your piece of nonsense! 😀

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  8. k rawson says:

    What a clever little rhyme! Really enjoyed this one 🙂

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  9. Joy Pixley says:

    What a clever idea, to have the storyteller be Mother Goose, telling tall tales to the children gathered ’round. And like all good fables, it has talking animals and is based on something true. What fun!

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  10. Iain Kelly says:

    Delightful whimsy 🙂

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  11. Not alone? With the dinosaurs or a smilodon, perhaps?

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