I’ve done it all my life.
It makes the peas taste funny,
But it keeps them on the knife.
I’ve always enjoyed this little nonsense rhyme. For years I thought it was by Ogden Nash, but today, when I tried to find out if that is correct, even Google was uncertain. I could have continued on with a further searching, but that seemed to turn a bit of fun and nonsense into something way too serious and the moment would have been lost. Whoever did write this little piece must have been a genius. I love it because it is amusing and succinct, and the rhyme and rhythm work so well. It delighted me as a kid, and it still does.