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    Smile Cave Mother

    Hello. I've never heard of Cave Mother baking dinosaur eggs before.
    Is there any fairy tale about Cave Mother?
    Thank you.


    I wish I could live
    In a book
    All wrapped up
    In my fairy
    God-mother's arms
    Or sitting with my Cave
    Mother baking dinosaur
    Eggs

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    Re: Cave Mother

    What is the source of this quotation?

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    Re: Cave Mother

    They are from a poem by Nikki Giovanni.
    The title is "I Wish I Could Live (in a Book)."

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    Re: Cave Mother

    It's not from a fairy tale that I know and it just says a book, so it could be something different- an illustrated book of the Stone Age, etc. It seems to be more about the world of escapism that books offer than anything more specific IMO.

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    Re: Cave Mother

    I don't know the book, but I imagine the 'Cave Mother' means 'my mother, in the time of the cavemen' (ignoring - perhaps for literary convenience but more probably from plain ignorance - the fact that several million years separated the cavemen from the dinosaurs).

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    Re: Cave Mother

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    (ignoring - perhaps for literary convenience but more probably from plain ignorance - the fact that several million years separated the cavement from the dinosaurs).
    My bet would be a facetious reference to a common misconception.

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