I am getting a little ahead of myself, but in the second stanza of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat, Edward Lear mentions the land where the Bong-Tree grows and I think this tree might be just the ticket.  I have been reading Edward Lear: The Life of a Wanderer and I am learning that he traveled extensively and published many books of drawings and a comprehensive book of illustrations of parrots. So he was much more than a writer of wonderful nonsense verse and the inventor of words like runcible and Bong-Tree. Maybe I can work a parrot into this project, perhaps sitting in the Bong-Tree.
THE BONG TREE

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