“A fly can’t bird, but a bird can fly. Ask me a riddle and I reply:Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.” ( Benjamin Hoff pg 39). The term “Cottleston pie” meant inner nature which is why this poem is rather catchy and intriguing. The meaning is definitely simple and definitely obvious too yet everyone seems to behave like the fly that can’t bird. What is being taught here is that certain individuals have certain capabilities that others do not. So while the fly can fly it cannot behave like that of a bird whether it wants to or not. Furthermore if we recognize this inner nature and realize what we are and do not change it life can be rather simple like Pooh’s….