a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Piglet Ho

Original version (1:58/4:15)

Here lies a tree which Owl - a bird-
Was fond of when it stood on end,
And Owl was talking to a friend
Called Me - in case you hadn’t heard -
When something Oo occurred.

For lo! The wind was blusterous
And flattened out his favourite tree;
And things looked bad for him and we -
Looked bad, I mean, for he and us -
I’ve never known them wuss.

Then Piglet - Piglet - thought a thing:
“Courage!” he said “There’s always hope
I want a thinnish piece of rope
Or, if there isn’t any, bring
A thickish piece of string”

So to the letter-box he rose,
While Pooh and Owl said “Oh!” and “Hum!”
And where the letters always come -
Called “Letters only” - Piglet sqoze
His head and then his toes.

O gallant Piglet - Piglet - Ho!
Did Piglet tremble? Did he blinch?
No, no, he struggled inch by inch
Through Letters only, as I know
Because I saw him go.

He ran and ran, and then he stood
And shouted, “Help for Owl, a bird,
And Pooh, a bear!” until he heard
The others coming through the wood
As quickly as they could.

“Help, help and Rescue!” Piglet cried,
And showed the others where to go
Sing ho! for Piglet - Piglet - ho!
And soon the door was opened wide,
And we were both outside !

Sing ho! For Piglet, ho!