03 February 2013

Blog-A-Ton 36- And then there were none

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 36; the 36th edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is "and then there were none"
I just saw the topic and I know I'm not winning, but given that we want 100 posts, I thought I'd do my bit by sharing this poem from Frank Green that was referenced to in the book, "And Then There Were None" by Agathie Chrisite.

Ten little soldier boys went out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were Nine.

Nine little soldier boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were Eight.

Eight little soldier boys travelling in Devon;
One said he'd stay there and then there were Seven.

Seven little soldier boys chopping up sticks;
One chopped himself in halves and then there were Six.

Sic little soldier boys playing with a hive;
A bumble bee stung one and then there were Five.

Five little soldier boys going in for Law;
One got in Chancery and then there were Four.

Four little soldier boys going in for law;
A red herring swallowed on and then there were Three.

Three little soldier boys walking in the Zoo;
A big bear hugged one and then there were Two.

Two little soldier boys sitting in the sun;
One got frizzled up and then there was One.

One little soldier boy left all alone;
He went and hanged himself.

And then there were None.

By Frank Green, 1869
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Antara said...

Happy blogaton-ing! And even with all its dark words, I really like this rhyme. Always have. Morbid, morbid mind of mine. :P

chips from a life said...

actually my inspiration came from there it self...:) no need to say im a huge agatha christie fan.

Saro said...

Thanks Antara..and no I agree with you, not a very sweet poem, but there is definitely something very alluring to it! And welcome to the blog!

Chips from life: Yea, she is awesome, even after so many years and so many copy cats!!!

AYUSHI... said...

Hey Saro, that is so sweet of you to participate just for BLOGATON's sake... Participation is always more important than winning, Thank you bringing such a nice read.. :)

Mixi said...

"And then there were none" is one of my favourite Agatha Christie's. Now I have the itch to read it again!

Mixi ( My first participation in BAT )

Karan Aylawadi said...

Haha.. I like it.. I actually once wrote a blog post based on the same poem.. The theme was dark and sad.. it referred to the 10 accused of the Delhi's girl rape case.. In case you want to read:


viva_andya said...

Welcome to BAT. Don't think about winning. I have participated in 12 BAT editions and yet to win a prize :D ..

Coming to the poem, it's pleasure to read such beautiful words intertwined.


Panchali said...

wonderful...thanks for sharing, Saro. I would love to read this enduring tale once again!!

odyzz said...

Thanks for sharing ,Saro..I loved reading it.. All the best for BAT

Maun Vision said...

Great one.

Richi Baidwan said...

Somebody else had quoted the first two lines of the poem in one of their posts. I haven't read the novel hence I didn't get the reference but I'm glad you put a context to it.

We learn something new every day. This is an example. Thanks for sharing :)


PS: I am glad to see a fellow Blogaton lover in you!

PPS: May be this'll inspire others in the next blogaton to participate even if they are short of time!

Maliny said...

One of my all time favorites too ! reminded me of my school days . . and the sheer collection of her works itself would leave a book lover spell bound . . our school library had an immense collection of her books . Thanks for putting the poem up . . you are already a winner for participating . . hope to see you next time too :)

Rinaya said...

I loved that book by Agatha :)
and that's the spirit of partcipation!

Kappu said...

Thanks for reminding us that one!! :D