The first piece in Mussorgsky's suite describes a sketch by Hartmann of a gnome nutcracker with enormous teeth!
This is just a repost :>)

The Gnome

Tree axed to earth may gain rebirth in many different shapes
and from this loam jumps out a gnome intent on certain japes,
not planting blooms nor collecting 'shrooms nor casting rods for fish,
but cracking nuts to fill his guts is this chap's fondest wish.

Come supper times, high up he climbs, and searches for his fare,
as dishes fly, shocked diners cry, 'Do mind my silverware!',
his eyes alight with pure delight upon the helpless snack,
he leaps, he gnaws, he clamps his jaws, the nut.. goes.. CRACK!

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Written on 2015-07-06 at 00:52

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Wonderful rhyming. So nice to read. His teeth must be so strong :)

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo! A double pleasure: two rhymes in every line.

Delightfully whimsical . . . what is it about gnomes that many of us find so intriguing, even mystical?


Poems at an Exhibition
by Coo & Co