Today (believe it or not) is National Pecan Day. Though not specifically about pecans ;-), here is a little ditty by Roald Dahl, actually a parody of the nursery rhyme, "I Had a Little Nut Tree".
A Little Nut-Tree
I had a little nut-tree,
Nothing would it bear.
I searched in all its branches,
But not a nut was there.
"Oh, little tree," I begged,
"Give me just a few."
The little tree looked down at me
And whispered, "Nuts to you."
A rather interesting and extensive close reading and interpretation of the nursery rhyme, The Little Nut Tree, can be found HERE .
This post will be followed up by a poem on June 3, National Egg Day. Just yolking, of course.