Counting beans

One Hundred Thirty Three
These beans, to be, I’m Jack
and talk for stalks

One Hundred Thirty Four
and smell the blood of british man
for goose that lay a golden egg

One Hundred Thirty Five
and grind his bones to make the bread
One Hundred Thirty… Thirty …
darn… One, Two, Three

Daydreaming Bookkeeper (Adventure) by Norman Rockwell

Daydreaming Bookkeeper (Adventure) by Norman Rockwell

A little ditty for fun at Toads
September 1, 2015

13 responses to “Counting beans

  1. Ha. Better get working. You make me have sympathy with the poor bean counters but maybe tjey shouldn’t grind people’s fkngers to the bone. I am sorry I wasn’t able to do your rbrandt prompt, Bjorn. It was fun. K.

  2. A super little allegorical piece. Pulling off a light piece with such breezy aplomb – and to such entertaining effect – requires a deft touch. This is a treat!

  3. Hahaha I would hate to have to start that count over again. You may remember several years back they had a recount in Florida and all the hanging chads. Jacks tale has been retold quite a few times.

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