A corner for me

lapdwicks

Senior Member
Sinhala
Dear all,

Is there an idiomatic meaning for the blue coloured part of the following poem (The Camel’s Hump) By Rudyard Kipling?

The Camel's hump is an ugly lump
Which well you may see at the Zoo;
But uglier yet is the hump we get
From having too little to do.


Kiddies and grown-ups too-oo-oo,
If we haven't enough to do-oo-oo,
We get the hump-
Cameelious hump-
The hump that is black and blue!


We climb out of bed with a frouzly head,
And a snarly-yarly voice.
We shiver and scowl and we grunt and we growl
At our bath and our boots and our toys;


And there ought to be a corner for me
(And I know' there is one for you)
When we get the hump-
Cameelious hump-
The hump that is black and blue!

Further, I can't understand what the pink coloured parts exactly mean. (But, I am not sure whether they can be explained in this very thread.)

Thanks
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    It probably relates to the practice of sending a badly-behaved child to stand in a corner for a certain period, as a punishment.
     
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