famous poetry
| Famous Poetry | Roleplay | Free Video Tutorials | Online Poetry Club | Free Education | Best of Youtube | Ear Training

Custard The Dragon And The Wicked Knight Analysis



Author: poem of Ogden Nash Type: poem Views: 11

Sponsored Links



Guess what happened in the little white house

Where Belinda lived with a little grey mouse,

And a kitten, and a puppy, and a little red wagon,

And a realio, trulio, little pet dragon.



This dragon was a shy one, for ever getting flustered,

So they said was a coward and they called him Custard.

He had eaten up a pirate once, but then

He went back to being to being a coward again.



Custard the dragon felt comfortable and cozy,

His breath wasn't fiery, just flickery and rosy,

And he lay with his head on his iron dragon toes,

Dreaming dragon dreams in a happy dragon doze.



Belinda sang as she went about her housework,

Blink the mouse was busy with her mousework,

Ink the kitten was laundering her fur,

And teaching the little dog Mustard to purr.



Belinda's song, as she wiped the dishes bright,

Was all about Sir Garagoyle, the wicked, wicked Knight.

His castle's on a mountain, above the edelweiss;

Its gates are solid iron, its walls are solid ice;

And underneath the cellar is the dismalest of caves,

Where he keeps the captive maidens he has carried off as slaves.



Ink, Blink and Mustard joined their voices three:

'We're not cowardly like Custard, we're courageous as can be.

So hush you, Belinda, hush you, do not fret you.

We promise that Sir Garagoyle shall never, never get you.'

Then - just as Ink was complimenting Blink -

'That', said a voice, 'is what you think!'



Belinda dropped the dishes on the floor,

For there was Sir Garagoyle, coming in the door.

You could tell he was wicked, for he reeked of roguery,

He was like an ogre, only twice as ogre-y,

He was twice as big as a big gorilla,

And covered with armour like an armadilla -

Armour on the front of him, armour on the back,

And every inch of it thunderstorm-black.

Ink got gooseflesh, Blink was terror-laden,

And Mustard yelped that he was not a maiden.

Blink fled downstairs, Ink fled up,

And underneath the sofa went the pup.



Sir Garagoyle pounced with panther speed

And carried off Belinda on his snorting steed.

He plied his spurs with a cruel heel;

He was in a hurry for his evening meal,

His favourite meal, of screws and nails

And rattlesnake tongues and crocodile tails.



Custard was roused from his quiet dreams

By the pitiful sound of Belinda's screams.

'To horse!' he cried. 'Brave friends, to horse!

We must organise a Rescue Force!'

Said Mustard, 'I'd show that wicked knight -

But I've got a toothache and I couldn't bite.'



Said Ink, 'I can hardly stir my stumps;

I'm afraid that I'm coming with mumps.'

Said Blink, 'If only I were feeling brisker...!

But I'm weakened by an ingrowing whisker.'



'Alas,' said Custard, 'alas, poor Belinda!'

He sighed a sigh, and the sigh was a cinder.

'her three brave bodyguards are powerless as she,

And no one to rescue her but chickenhearted me.

Well,' said Custard, 'at least I'm in the mood

To be the toughest chicken that was ever chewed.'



As he thought about Belinda and Sir Garagoyle

Everything inside him began to boil.

He sizzled and simmered and he bubbled and he hissed,

Then he whooshed like a rocket through the evening mist.



With headlight eyes and spikes a-bristle

He pierced the air like a locomotive whistle,

Then swooped from the sky as grim as fate

And knocked on Garagoyle's fearsome gate.



Sir Garagoyle rose at Custard's hail:

He was chewing a screw and swallowing a nail.

He called, 'You can hammer all night and day,

But you might as well take yourself away.

My gates are iron and my walls are ice,

And I've woven a spell around them thrice,

And if by chance you should break in,

I'll lay you open from tail to chin.'



He thought to frighten the dragon to death,

But Custard blew like a blowtorch breath.

He was a small volcano with the whooping cough,

And like molten lava the gates flowed off!

He blew another breath, and the icy walls

Came a-splashing down in waterfalls.



Sir Garagoyle spluttered like a sprinkler-wagon,

'A knight can alwayd beat a dragon!'

'Pooh!' said Custard. 'How you rant!

A true knight could, but a wicked knight can't

'Have at you then!' Sir Garagoyle roared,

And he rushed at Custard with his deadly sword.



Twice Custard parried those fierce attacks,

Then he swung his tail like a battle axe.

>From helm and breastplate down to spur

It flattened that unworthy Sir.

His armour crumpled like thin tinfoil,

And that was the end of Garagoyle.



Custard rushed like a tidal wave

Down, down, down to the dismal cave

Where Belinda lay in chains, a slave -

Chains too strong to chop or hack,

But he sawed them through with his spiky back.

Belinda was too weak to speak her thanks,

But she managed to pat his scaly flanks.



Now, Custard was a flyer of great renown,

He was able to fly while sitting down,

So home he soared with wings a-flap,

And Belinda sitting in his lap.

Ink, Blink and Mustard were in a happy tizzy,

They danced around Belinda till they made her dizzy,

Then they looked at Custard and they gave a shout:

'There's a rabbit in the kitchen and he won't get out.

He's eaten all the carrots and he's starting on the peas,

And you're just in time to eject him, please!'



Custard said, 'You know my habits;

You know I've always been afraid of rabbits;

So if this fierce fellow won't depart in peace,

Eject him yourself or call the police.'

'Oh', jeered Ink and Blink and Mustard,

'What a cowardly, cowardly, cowardly Custard!'

'I agree', said Custard; 'and I add to that

Craven, poltroon, and fraidy-cat.

I've learned what a nuisance bravery can be,

So a coward's life is the life for me.'

Belinda kissed him and said, 'Don't fret,

A cowardly dragon makes the nicest pet.'





Anonymous submission.






Sponsor



Learn to Play Songs by Ear: Ear Training

122 Free Video Tutorials

[Video Tutorial] How to build google chrome extensions

Please add me on youtube. I make free educational video tutorials on youtube such as Basic HTML and CSS.

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. Online College Education is now free!



||| Analysis | Critique | Overview Below |||

There have been no submitted criqiques, be the first to add one below.


Post your Analysis




Message

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. College Education is now free!







Most common keywords

Custard The Dragon And The Wicked Knight Analysis Ogden Nash critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. Custard The Dragon And The Wicked Knight Analysis Ogden Nash Characters archetypes. Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Quick fast explanatory summary. pinkmonkey free cliffnotes cliffnotes ebook pdf doc file essay summary literary terms analysis professional definition summary synopsis sinopsis interpretation critique Custard The Dragon And The Wicked Knight Analysis Ogden Nash itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help



Poetry 70
Poetry 204
Poetry 117
Poetry 69
Poetry 83
Poetry 146
Poetry 35
Poetry 134
Poetry 63
Poetry 1
Poetry 220
Poetry 151
Poetry 30
Poetry 40
Poetry 196
Poetry 112
Poetry 116
Poetry 198
Poetry 38
Poetry 121