Wednesday 18 January 2017


The Brown Bear of Bern

There was a brown bear in Bern
Who suffered a queasy old turn;
He reeled and he railed,
He whimpered, he wailed:
All cured by a glass of sauterne.

A brown bear of Bern named Verne
For beer and sausage did yearn;
But money was scarce,
And fate was adverse,
He busked, in order his feed to earn.

The good old brown bear of Bern
Was never upset, nor was stern;
He laughed and he sang,
No sturm and no drang,
And never, oh never taciturn!

This post is part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.


  1. Delight poem and even more delightful and fun photo ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ahead ~ ^_^

  2. an entry to give the reader a very big smile, which it does , thank you

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)

  3. He is looking very cheery despite his queasy turn. Fun poem.

  4. I liked your brown bear. Hope he enjoyed his beer and sausage (my favourite of the three fun verses).

  5. OMG I had a bear like this as a kid....i used to call him Paldopal..I hope this bear did have fun

    There is a "Letter Writing Challenge" starting from January 30th. It would be amazing if you could participate in it.
    Here is the link for it