"I meant what I said,
And I said what I meant,
An elephant's faithful,
One hundred per cent!"
No, I'm not regressing back to my childhood, at least not too much. I just thought it was time to introduce the two plants on our property here in Brazil that I call our Dr. Seuss plants (or sometimes Plant One and Plant Two, in honor of Dr. Seuss's Thing One and Thing Two). I have no idea what the plants' real names are, and I don't particularly care. To me, they've jumped straight off Dr. Seuss's drawing pad, and I love them.
And that's that.
|Plant One, or perhaps . . .|
|. . . Gertrude McFuzz?|
|Plant Two, or perhaps . . .|
|. . . a Fiffer-Feffer-Feff ?|
Whose name is Monteiro Lobato, and they
Have made him an icon in much the same way.
His characters are entertaining, I grant,
They delight and amaze and surprise and enchant,
But it cannot be said they resemble a plant.