Муха-цокотуха

Чтоб не забылось. К. Чуковский, перевод Dorian Rottenberg

BUZZY-WUZZY
BUSY FLY

Buzzy-Wuzzy, Busy Fly,
Yellow belly, beady eye!

Buzzy-Wuzzy ran around,
Buzzy-Wuzzy found a pound.

Off she went to the Bazaar
And she bought a samovar:

"Come and meet me, Bugs and Roaches!
I invite you all to tea!"

Roaches gathered without number,
Emptied tumbler after tumbler.

And the bugs, too, honest hearts -
Each three cups with milk and tarts.

So it went on, hale a hearty,
Buzzy-Wuzzy's Birthday Party!

Then a jolly flock of Fleas
Brought her boots:
"Do wear them, please!"
And no common boots were they:
With gold buckles, bright and gay.

Then to Buzzy-Wuzzy
Came kind old Granny Bee
With a jar of honey
That goes nice with tea.

"Butterfly, here's pastry!
Darling, try some jam!
So you find it tasty?
Oh, how glad I am!"

Suddenly
A sly old spider
Sidled up
And sat beside her,
Buzzy-Wuzzy set to kill
Buzzy-Wuzzy's blood to spill.

"Help me help me, honoured guests,
Slay him, the detested pest!

For I greeted you
And I treated you!
Don't forsake me now
At my fatal hour!

But the Beetles and the Bugs,
Getting scared to death,
Under saucers, cups and mugs
Huddled, out of breath.

Under couches
Crouched the Roaches,
Bugs - poor creatures -
Hid in pitchers.
Beetles huddled under beds -
No one wished to lose their heads!

No one at the party
Budges from the spot,
No one cares if Buzzy
Perishes or not!

And the Grasshoper, non-stop
Leaped across the table-top:
Hoppety-skippety
Out of the house,
Hid in a brambebush,
Quite as a mouse!

But the pest isn't meaning to joke -
Bind the Fly hand and foot with a rope,
Sticks his terrible teeth in her heart,
From the wound scarlet blood-drops start!

Buzzy screams, Buzzy cries
At the top of her voice,
While the villain goes on
To suck blood and rejoice.

Suddenly with twists and turns,
A Mosquito comes;
In his hand a lantern burns;
Threatening, he hums:

"Where's the coward? Bring him here!
His sharp talons I don't fear."

In a jiffy, up he flies,
Pulls his sabre out and cries:
"Now, you brute!" and at full gallop
Deals the pest a deadly wallop!

By the hand he takes the fly,
To the window leads her, spry:
"Now the villain's dead and perished.
Now I've freed the one I cherished?
I'll be happy as can be
If you come and marry me!"

Here the Beetles and the Roaches
Crawled from under couches:
"Glory, glory to Mosquito
The Victorious!"

The the Fireflies in a crowd
Lit their lamps and cheered aloud,
And it got so merry,
So jolly around!

Hey, you nimble Centipede,
Hurry down the road full-speed,
Bring along musicians -
Let us sing and dance!

The musicians come along,
Ply their drumsticks, lithe and strong.
Boom-boom-boom! - the dance begins,
With Mosquito Buzzy spins.

After Buzzy, without stop,
Stamps the Bedbug: clop-clop-clop!
Ladybirds with Butterflies,
Bugs of every sort and size!
And the Giant Beetles, too,
Daintly-dressed and well-to-do,
Waving hats and prancing,
With Gypsy-Moths go dancing.

Ta-ra-ra-ra! Gay and loud
Sang and danced the insect crowd,
On and on goes, hale and hearty,
Buzzy-Wuzzy's Wedding Party!
She'll be married to Mosquito -
Ugly Spider's bold defeater!
And the Ant, and the Ant,
With his top hat aslant,
Hops and skips around his Missis,
Blows the Girl-Gnats stealthy kisses:
"Oh you naughty gnats,
Oh you saucy brats,
Cocky Cockroaches in your stetson hats!"

All the jolly swarm
Will carouse till dawn -
For today is Buzzy-Wuzzy's
Jolly wedding-day!

Зубная пичаль...

Сегодня мне удалили один естественный зуб и вставили пять (!) искусственных...

Три из пяти мест вставления -- не болят.

А место удаления и следом за ним - место где вставлено два рядом (там ещё делался "синус-лифтинг") - боли-и-ит...

Казалось бы, в Интернете всё есть. А плана борьбы с пробками - нет.

Вот говорят что в Интернете всё есть, и раз попавши в Интернет, информация оттуда не пропадает.

Но если поискать Собянинский план борьбы с пробками, о котором не написал только ленивый, то например ссылки на сам документ есть скажем в 10% упоминаний. А самого документа -- нет. Его невозможно найти, потому что все ссылаются на сайт правительства Москвы http://www.mos.ru/ , а сам сайт - лежит.

Есть даже ссылка вроде бы на документ, http://www.mos.ru/wps/portal/WebContent?rubricId=15702 но она не открывается.

Так что слухи про бездонность и цепкость Интернета - сильно преувеличены.

А вот кому чайку


последнее время очень хотелось сделать фотку летящей птицы, чтобы было видно у неё глаза, зрачки и дырку в клюве...
почти получилось - не хватает чтобы свет падал на глаза, и немного бы порезче...
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