Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Lion and the Unicorn

The lion and the unicorn
Were fighting for the crown
The lion beat the unicorn
All around the town.

Some gave them white bread
And some gave them brown.
Some gave them plum cake
And drummed them out of town.

Making cake from plums that I bought yesterday at the farmers' market, I was thinking of this old Mother Goose rhyme and of its appearance in Through the Looking Glass.
Alice had seated herself on the bank of a little brook,
with the great dish on her knees,
and was sawing away diligently with the knife.
`It’s very provoking!’ she said, in reply to the Lion....
`I’ve cut several slices already, but they always join on again!’
`You don’t know how to manage Looking-glass cakes,’
the Unicorn remarked. `Hand it round first, and cut it afterwards.’
This sounded nonsense, but Alice very obediently got up,
and carried the dish round, and the cake divided
itself into three pieces as she did so.
`Now cut it up,’ said the Lion, as she returned
to her place with the empty dish. -- Through the Looking Glass


1 comment:

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful way to introduce your delicious looking dessert! Yum!