Douglas Spencer (dougs) wrote,
Douglas Spencer
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Random poetry

Well, I quoted one stanza in a comment, and ...

By popular demand, and recited from memory:

The Mad Jabberwocky
'Twas basil, and the spicy cloves
Did chive and chutney in the greens
All mango were the carrot-loaves
And likewise franks and beans.

"Beware the artichoke, my son!
The leek of prawns! The lox of hash!
Beware the escarole, and shun
The deadly succotash!"

He took his marzipan in thyme,
His rutabaga in soufflés,
He truffled by the lemon-lime
And muttered "mayonnaise".

And while in mushroom sauce he sat,
The artichoke, with chard of quince
Came waffling through the chicken-fat
And dropped a cherry blintz.

Fondue! fondue and goulash too,
His marzipan the foe did squash!
He left it cress, a kippered mess,
And scalloped home to wash.

"And didst thou dill the artichoke?
Come kale with me, and barbecue!
Oh, candied yam! Oh chowdered clam!"
He curried in his stew.

'Twas basil, and the spicy cloves
Did chive and chutney in the greens
All mango were the carrot-loaves
And likewise franks and beans.

Don't blame me, blame Mad Magazine.

EDIT: to insert the previously omitted fourth stanza
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