If wishes were clouds, I’d paint you a sky.
How quietly you sit there watching,
Once the King of Sri Lanka sent his messenger to the court of King Akbar and asked him to ask King Akbar to send us a pot of wisdom. The messenger told Akbar according to what his king said- Maharaj! Many intelligent people in your palace are noted for their intelligence, so our Maharaj has asked your palace for wisdom in a pitcher.
When I was but a wee small boy,
There once was a hedgehog named Hodge-Podge.
Mom, I know you have the best of intentions,
If you read and speak all day