The King of Bombaria

In the land of Bombaria
The customs are peculiar.
The king, for instance, advocates
Gilded frames for chocolates.
The queen, who seldom goes to bed
Straps a pillow round her head.
The courtiers— or so I'm told—
Turn cartwheels when they have a cold:

... The King's old aunt— an autocrat—
Hits pumpkins with her cricket bat
While Uncle loves to dance Mazurkas
Wearing garlands strung with hookaha.
All of this, though mighty queer,
Is natural in Bombaria.

[Original: বোম্বাগড়ের রাজা, Translated by: Satyajit Ray (Son of Sukumar Roy)]
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