The Somontano Monkey Speaks #4

(Don’t know the Somontano Monkey? See the SOMONTANO MONKEY DYSLEPSIS page!)


O people, hear me before we die:


Avast there, denizens of salty wastes, awash with twinkly bells, rotting matter of unspecified provenance before the sweltering maidens can even flinch in boredom, nay, annoyance at being found out. Trigger of bronze, barrel of chrome, the gun will sound and the birds will foam at the beak.


Heaving drizzle on the barley of despondence, senility brandishes all but a flimsy shield. Pay no heed to the shimmering rumble of the dawn, that torpid flame of hypocrisy. Caution is as caution does. Peace comes before a fall. The rancid ash of befuddled apricots is no longer.



Commentary and analysis by Heen Martínez:


I thought it was justified to alter slightly the chronology of the Somontano Monkey’s Thoughts, as the holiday season comes to a close, and as the month of Ramadan begins. Particularly adroit are the Monkey’s tongue-in-cheek references to “the shimmering rumble of the dawn” and “sweltering maidens”, as if to remind us that our sunbathing is over, it’s time to go back to work, folks!


The Monkey mentions barley in this extract. Elsewhere, He mentions corn. It would appear that cereals are important to Somontano Monkey Thought, but the precise significance is not clear. There is an old Kurdish proverb that says something about blind monkeys not being able to distinguish between wheat and corn – whether or not the Somontano Monkey is aware of this adage we will probably never know.


I would like to take this opportunity to mention something curious that happened to me when I was on Mars. I was occasionally aware of the Somontano Monkey’s presence, but it was as though He was afraid to speak. Incoherent groans and mumblings were all I could hear. No sooner had we landed back on Earth, the Monkey started ranting and chattering non-stop. Maybe He was just homesick, the poor babe. Wherever the Somontano Monkey’s next dyslepsis is, don’t look for Him on Mars!

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Soraya on September 5, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    Dear Readeres: Please write to Sueco newspaper,Noruego newspaper etc for say Spinach to editor.
    Besitos, Soraya


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