Wednesday, 8 February 2017


The Elephant in the Room

The elephant in Ecuador
Is very large indeed!
He will not enter through the door
It is by all agreed.

The elephant inside the room
Somehow needs to enter;
Perhaps we need to shrink and zoom
Until he’s in the centre.

And once the elephant’s in the den,
A great hubbub arises;
For we can talk about him then
In all his various guises.

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


  1. When I was little, my dad worked for a department store. They brought elephants inside and to the 3rd floor to prove the durability of the carpet. I will never forget seeing them inside. That scene is evoked with your picture today.


  2. This is delightful, Nicholas! I love the photo and the poem is both cheeky and profound! Wonderful post...

  3. What an EXQUISITE beast, I can't make out whether or not it is real,
    surely it must be real, so beautiful,
    The Elephant is my favourite beast of all, following closely by the cat family.
    I love the way the Elephant is posing, so Elegant !
    I found the poem most amusing.
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  4. wonderful photo.... but like Diane, I don't know for sure what I am looking at ;-)
    The poem is wonderful and misterious

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)
    (want to take a preview at the new url starting round 21 ?

  5. Never knew there were elephants in Ecuador! ;-)