by Ogden Nash
At midnight in the museum hall
The fossils gathered for a ball
There were no drums or saxophones,
But just the clatter of their bones
A rolling, rattling, carefree circus
Of mammoth polkas and mazurkas.
Pterodactyls and brontosauruses
Sang ghostly prehistoric choruses.
Amid the mastodontic wassail
I caught the eye of one small fossil.
"Cheer up, sad world," he said, and winked,
"It's kind of fun to be extinct."
Not really but it is Ogden Nash and he is one of my favorite poets, who always puts such a positive spin on things.
My photos were taken at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego.
Michelle is the host of Nature Notes. Thank you Michelle for this great meme.