photo by Larry Clinton
Parks & Rec director Mike Langford holds the mic for
Neptune for a reading from the poem Toadfish Love
Or was it Neptune (Keith Shaw) reading from Toadfish Love, in front of the viewing stand during the Sausalito 4th of July Parade, that kicked the water-dwelling hummers into high gear?
There was a time in houseboat lore
That ...Humming... Toadfish did such roar
That sleepy neighbors could not ignore.
Was the...humming... a nighttime snore?
But, no, scientists did say, it was
...Humming... Toadfish at bedtime play.
They...hummed...for mating until they were sore:
The ...Humming... Toadfish of sex lore.
No time for feeding, no time for fun,
...Humming... Toadfish relax when done.
From the mud of Sausalito did they come,
...Humming... Toadfish breeding their young.
So march on the 4th, and dance all night
But late in the evening when stars are bright,
Listen for those lovers with all your might
For the ...Humming... Toadfish... own the night.
The 4th of July Parade, as the Humming Toadfish break into the Beatles' Yellow Submarine.
Thanks to Kay Horne for the video, posted HERE on YouTube.