Saturday, 13 February 2010

Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face

 by Jack Prelutsky
Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
for if it were where it is not,
you might dislike your nose a lot.

Imagine if your precious nose
were sandwiched in between your toes,
that clearly would not be a treat,
for you'd be forced to smell your feet.

Your nose would be a source of dread
were it attached atop your head,
it soon would drive you to despair,
forever tickled by your hair.

Within your ear, your nose would be
an absolute catastrophe,
for when you were obliged to sneeze,
your brain would rattle from the breeze.

Your nose, instead, through thick and thin,
remains between your eyes and chin,
not pasted on some other place--
be glad your nose is on your face! 


a.j. said...

thank God its not underneath the arm pit ... Al7amdulillah

Zendra-Maria said...

Indeed Yub, especially yours HAHAHA

Rangkap tambahan dari aunty:

I'm glad my nose is on my face,
Not pasted at some other place,
For that is where my glasses sit,
Atop me nose so I may read


pakmat said...

..I'm glad it is where it is..and not at my bum....for when smelling the roses....I dont have to sit..

Zendra-Maria said...


You're glad your nose is on your face,
Not pasted at THAT other place,
For at the rose-bush where you sit,
It pricks more than just a little bit!!!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Zendra, always enjoy your humour.
You have a great Tiger Year, behave yourself, stay young, stay beautiful and keep a song in your heart
and have a two moons Valentine day, Lee.

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Eikkkk hey Zen, it that Valentine greetings from your mate from Weird Asia News publication...hahaha.

Tommy got his nose everywhere (nosey Pharker)..hehehe.I'm so worried now that merajuk Capt might track me down to rearrange my!

Happy Holidays & Happy Valentine. Is RA the romantic type?


P/S - Capt tai lo, emm ho kum yeong lah, yao si mun mun kong mah. Ngo thia ho heng tai mah :)

Zendra-Maria said...

Dear Lee

how do you make
full moons appear
in the night
of the lunar new year?

or might this be
the stallion's way
of unbridled heat
on a stack of hay?

Zendra-Maria said...

Dear Tommy

Is RA romantic, you do wonder
Born a Dragon with Libran temper
With me his chick, I do opine
Everyday IS a Valentine


Capt's Longhouse said...

Happy Chinese New Year to all...its a Tiger for all, from the Woods !

o.k...kerana mulut badan binasa !

yaa...kerana hidung lidah merasa ?

Tommy, no worries mate, have a Tiger on me !...enjoy your new year-lah. cheers matey !!
..Ko Ban Katakiuchi Kiken, Kitsui, Kitanai !!....Kangaete Okimasu ?. Jicho ! ishi bashi wo tataku. hehehe.

a.j. said...

eeee ... statement kejam!! hahaha anyways ... pandainye berpuisi ... =)padan la uncle tunai lekat XD

Zendra-Maria said...

Yo Capt, you're right... takde bau, takde rasa. Eating would be boring, wouldn't it?

Zendra-Maria said...


gusi mummy gusi ubat
tak kan sama gusi basah
berdehem tersedak lidah tersasul
puisi aunty puisi sakat
tak kan uncle jadi marah
setem dah lekat pada sampul

hahaha 'ntah apepe

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Since this is CNY cum Valentine Day, this is for the Snake & Dragon with abit of Japanese flavour just for Capt & Bib too, enjoy u love birds…hahaha..

Silly Love Songs

Cya, now I need to go collect some angpows using all my Crouching Tiger & Hidden Dragon kungfu :)


P/S - Nice to see u took my advice with that professor profile pic :)

Zendra-Maria said...

Tommy, japs should stick to singing siirree rove songs in nihongo, but thanks for the thought anyway.

Re my profile pic, today's my blog 1-year anniversary - so I've let the pic age 30 years. Also my baju kurung in the pic has tiger-stripes design - so, quite appropriate for the year I thought. Plus am taking Unk Lee's advice to behave myself this year. Haha see how it goes.

I have RM1.10 angpow for you to collect, crouching. Tell me when :)

xox - stands for? Should I blush hihihi? (ooops behave, behave)

Gotta go - this evening's Arabian coffee starting to wear off

DrSam said...

even with nose still in its place, some feel really itchy and become very nosy nosy type.

mamasita said...

Zen..I can't imagine it to clean the nostrils and chase away the bugs from making a nest there??

Capt's Longhouse said...

Yoo !.
A morning shave and a look
in the mirrorsay it's true.

I'm 60and my nose is growing
pretty old.

It starts about 1/4 an inch
below the bridge and strolls geriatrically down
for another 3/4 inch or so:

Fortunately, the rest
of the nose is comparatively
soft but the mind still bold.

I wonder if ladies
will want me with an
old rusty nose ?.

I can hear them now
the pretty ladies !.

"He's cute but his nose
is too bloody old." hohohoo !.

Zendra-Maria said...

Hahaaha Doc, let's suggest that nosey people should keep their noses in their pockets ;)

Zendra-Maria said...

mamasita, if we could just take off our noses every so often, have them vacuumed and then re-attached, wouldn't that be something? HAHAHA how gross...

Zendra-Maria said...

You're glad your nose is on your face,
Though old it is that's no disgrace,
Three-quarters of an inch you did measure?
Be thankful Capt., for it can only be for Bib to treasure...

Tommy Yewfigure said...

Congrats for your IYear blog aniversary, Zen! Yippeekayay.

Hoi RM1.10 angpow ni 70's punya std, takde nak ka? Sekarang takde RM10 pun gua tak layan..hahaha


P/S - I watched that jepun 'silly love song' clip so many times oready & must say that couple looks nearly as good as Tommy & Ah Soh, we sing or speak something like that too...kekeke so cute one :)