Ebeth the Emu
Ebeth the emu from Woodgate
strode elegantly home, but was too late
she arrived at her nest
to find hubby at rest
and her eggs in the mouth of a big snake
My friend and artist Benedicte requested to see my emu drawing, so voila!
No laughing please, I did it just for my children – who helped me with the limerick. I’m amazed how quickly time flies as it was 2 years ago that I drew the picture. You’ll notice I crossed out the name Edwina and replaced it with Ebeth. I hadn’t realised there was a series of children’s books with the main character Edwina the Emu. I changed it to Ebeth, which is the name of my husband Andrew’s late mother.
In emu land the husband looks after the eggs in the nest. He then looks after the chicks until they are old enough to fend for themselves. The mummy emu lays the eggs and then goes off to party. Sounds like a plan doesn’t it!