An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues.
So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment.
Irreverent and irrelevant.
Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless.

80 Responses to About

  1. Thom Hickey says:

    Glad to have discovered this site.

    Regards Thom


  2. nightlake says:

    Hi Elephant, When I was blogging actively 5 years ago, your writing used to be full of fun. but, now I find all your poems and articles sad…Hope you are well. How is your grandson?


    • Hi Nightlake,
      I am reasonably well, thank you, and still living happily in the south of France.
      I think I just ran out of silly rhymes, and started to write some more serious poetry.
      I also write short fiction:
      And my grandson is still a shining beacon in my life.
      Although I see him very seldom, he still brings great joy whenever I go back to Scotland.
      Thank you for visiting, I am very happy to see you here again.

      Liked by 1 person

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  4. Hi! I’m dropping by to invite you to a guest blogging event we’re having over at The Seeker’s Dungeon, on the subject of From Darkness to Light. If you’re interested you can find the full details here: https://theseekersdungeon.com/from-darkness-to-light/ I’d love to have you.


  5. Nope, not rude today! I got a Challenge for you: pick a cliche and write any length story using it as a prompt! I have a list on my post (https://ficwriterwithablog.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/cliche-sunday-16/) or you can use your favorite over-used phrase. Let me know if you wanna go for it.


  6. gegallas says:

    Hey there: I thought you might like to know that my graphic novel โ€œThe Poet and the Fleaโ€ (Volume 1) about the poet-painter William Blake is now on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/868711984/the-poet-and-the-flea-ode-to-william-blake-volume Please check it out and help spread the word! Thank you so much! โ€”G. E.


  7. belindacrane says:

    I just read a previous comment ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I was about to paste this ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Hello there! I have just nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations and thank you for all of your wonderful and thoughtful comments you have placed on my stories. Your own written words are what have captivated my interest and I look forward to finding out more about you through this award. Congratulations my little blogging friend! ๐Ÿ™‚



  8. Hello! I am challenging you to the Love/Hate challenge. You can check it out at my blog, ficwriterwithablog.wordpress.com to see what it is all about. I can’t wait to see your spin on it ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. “Rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant.” Sounds like a lot of fun to me. Glad to meet you.


  10. HI,

    I’m Tokoni, a student and poet. Its nice to meet you. I’d like to invite you to my blog at http://www.insanitybeautiful.wordpress.com if you’re interested. Thanks.


  11. Hi,

    I’m Tokoni, A student and poet. Its nice to meet your I’d like to invite you to my blog, http://www.insanitybeautiful.wordpress.com if you’re interested. Thanks! ย 


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  14. afsheenanjum says:

    Hello there, good to know you , I will be around to see more about your work.
    May Allah bless you and your loved ones. ameen


  15. sleepykitten says:

    hello darling! just letting you know that i’ve nominated you for “the versatile blogger award”! can’t wait to read random facts about you!! xoxo


    • AnElephantCant thank you enough for this
      But he really cannot accept any awards
      He may be somewhat absurd
      But your kindly words
      Are for him a sufficiently heart-warming reward

      He has just two things to say here
      Congratulations on your success, sleepy kitty
      Can AnElephant ask
      Why you wear a mask
      When you are obviously quite stunningly pretty?


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  18. Hello Elephant. I wondered if you had, had anymore thoughts on joining in with the Tallulah Devine project as Eddie from the Candied Elephant? I know you cannot have forgotten because elephants don’t forget ๐Ÿ˜‰


  19. zani says:

    Ravi d’avoir fait votre connaissance !
    Et encore beaucoup d’inspiration pour 2014 !
    Signรฉ : Le papa de l’Oiseau et de la Lune


  20. Jayde-Ashe says:

    JaydeAsheCant thank AnElephant
    Quite enough for his witty rhymes.
    That have adorned the white pages
    Throughout these past ages
    Of The Paperback Collective that I humbly call mine.

    Thanks for submitting some of your wonderful poetry to The Paperbook Collective this year my friend. It has been a whirlwind adventure and I thank you for being a part of it!
    Have a wonderful festive season.


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  22. Thanks for the visit! HoooOOOOOWWWWwwwwwLLLingly good to meet you ๐Ÿ˜Š If I can still get my connection to work after I’ve got the updates on my laptop lol (debatable) I will pad back to check your very cool blog out properly ๐Ÿ˜Š


  23. aquacompass7 says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog.


  24. Gabriela says:

    AnElephantCant go with sayings
    For his twists aren’t just scenic,
    He incorporates the nouns
    People like on their balloons and socks.

    AnElephantCant deny that writing stuff
    Is not telling world a lie,
    Places, puns and crayons
    All make all believable.

    Well, I haven’t written anything in ages and certainly, never poems in English.
    I am happy to see you are still blogging, portraying witty attitude while jogging
    But I’m afraid I may not have the time to read what I missed in months
    For shall clumsys may be clumsys throughout
    Something AnElephantCant.


  25. Niobe Vidal says:

    Hello! I’ve nominated you for an award. Please check it out here: http://franticscribbles.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/thank-you-and-a-few-other-things-that-are-due/

    Love your work. Keep it up!


  26. AR Neal says:

    Hey there! Thank you for following my blog–I’ve been lurking and reading some of your posts for Friday Fictioneers (and should have followed you long ago…shhhh!) ๐Ÿ˜€


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  29. Khaula Nazir says:

    I don’t know why I ignored it before, but you have a truly very marvellous blog here.
    Superb. I loved the introduction.


  30. dilipnaidu says:

    A beautiful blog with witty wisdom!
    Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚


  31. nightlake says:

    Hi Anelephant, Hope you have reached France and are doing well. This week we have a Ligo Haibun Special Challenge. You can select two photos and write a haibun connecting the both of them. The rules are there in the link below:


  32. and there’s more, if also find your blog deserving for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award (for all awards actually). if you fancy that follow this link http://kintal.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/v-ery-inspiring-blogger-award/


  33. I’m so happy to announce that i am nominating you for the WordPress Family Award!
    here’s how you’d go about it.

    follow the link:http://kintal.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/wordpress-family-award/


  34. nightlake says:

    Hi Elephant, Here is the ligo haibun challenge for this week. You can click on the photos for an enlarged version.


  35. nightlake says:

    Hi Elephant, Here is the next ligo haibun challenge:


  36. Dear Ndlovu, this one is for you, because I have enjoyed seeing on my Reader.


  37. nightlake says:

    Hi Elephant, The other day, you asked about the Ligo Haibun Challenge. It is back. Do go through and take part this week, if interested. Here it is:


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  39. nightlake says:

    Hi Elephant, Would you like to take part in the ligo haibun challenge?


  40. I enjoy your blog and nominated you for an award. I hope you accept. Please follow link to find the award. http://wp.me/p28tjX-Jy


  41. Lyn says:

    The elephant is a graceful bird
    That hops from bough to bough
    It makes its nest in a rhubarb tree
    And whistles like a cow
    (The great poet Anon)
    The Call of the Pen would like to thank Anelephantcant for dropping by her blog and liking the Friday Fictioneer post “Thunder” ๐Ÿ™‚


    • AnElephantCant climb a rhubarb tree
      That would surely be a mammoth mistake
      The sturdiest bough
      May bear the weight of a cow
      But under AnElephant’s bulk it might break

      AnElephant is everlastingly grateful to a gracious lady who visits him with a sweet rhyme.
      He sends hugs to her and thanks to her friend Anon (which seems to be quite a common name in poetic circles).


  42. bulldog says:

    Now I find this blog extremely entertaining… I found this anelephantcant poems popping up on other blogs I follow and decided I need to get on over here and see what gives… well I’ve enjoyed and will now follow… thank you…


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  44. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR BLOG. It is so fun and creative.


  45. qiquan says:

    An elephant can’t fly,
    in the zoo and in the wild,
    everyone believes in what they see,
    but I believe in what I dream.



  46. Alastair says:

    I have nominated you for the “Reader Appreciation Award”


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  48. pennycoho says:

    I would never be rude,
    no I would not,
    an elephantcan’t believe it,
    when I like him (well his blog site) a lot!
    Well it almost rhymes! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • AnElephantCant deny it is sweet
      Of Penny to write him a poem
      She likes his blog a lot
      AnElephant? Perhaps not
      So perhaps she is getting to know him


      • pennycoho says:

        Since I was a small child I have collected Elephant figurines of all kinds because I have a huge love of Elephants so I guess it makes sense that I would also really like anelephantcan’t’s blog for all the same reasons! ๐Ÿ™‚


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