The Eighth Day Of The Week

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On the thirty-second day of the thirteenth month of the eighth day of the week,
On the twenty-fifth hour of the sixty-first minute we’ll find all things that we seek.
They are there in the limbo of Lollipop land โ€” a cloud island resting in air,
On the nowhere side of the mountain of Mist in the valley of Overthere.

On the Nowhere side of the mountain of Mist in the valley of Overthere,
On a solid vapor foundation of cloud are palaces grand and fair,
And there is where our dreams will come true, and the seeds of our hope will grow
On the thitherward side of the bills of Hope, in the hamlet of Hocus Po.

On the thitherward side of the hills of Hope, in the hamlet of Hocus Po,
We shall see all the things that we want to see, and know all we care to know;
For there the old man will never lament, the babies they never will squeak,
In the Cross Road corners of Chaosville, in the county of Hideandgoseek.

In the Cross Road comers of Chaosville, in the county of Hideandgoseek,
On the thirty-second day of the thirteenth month of the eighth day of the week,
We shall do all the things that we please to do, and accomplish all that we try,
On the sunset shore of Sometimeorother, by the beautiful bay of Bimeby.

โ€” Sam Walter Foss, Songs of the Average Man, 1907

About Edmark M. Law

My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkMLaw and Facebook. My email is learnfunfacts@gmail.com
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8 Responses to The Eighth Day Of The Week

  1. Mr. Mel says:

    This must be real close too Somedayiwill.๐Ÿ‘

    Liked by 1 person

  2. curioussteph says:

    And the prompt of the day is Panacea. Well-timed!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I love nonsense rhyme! Thanks for this one!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Lee Dunn says:

    Hooray for this! It is delightful.

    Liked by 1 person

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