Saturday, November 12, 2016

Susan Hawthorne #316 Thalia Muse of comedy


it's hard to be funny
when Thalia abandons you
but each of us has to get up
draw on inner reserves
and make one more joke

Aristophanes managed it
and you can too    bring on
actors and instead of high
boots make them wear socks
dress them in rustic outfits

put a shepherd's crook in
their hands – I know more than
enough about droving sheep
to laugh at myself – then she
can start her bucolic verses

accompanied by comedic
flourishes a few stereotypes
here and there won't go astray
put a buffoon at the centre
and his air-head wife

she can parrot some phrases
give the quiet one a trumpet
to blow away sadness
don't worry there will be
a happy ending now sing

along with me it's simple
tiotiotiotinx sing again
the bird never tires calling
sing blow that trumpet
recite the verse and be happy



6 comments:

  1. Yes, wonderful. Is there going to be one for each of them?

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    1. Yes, I'm almost through, just a few improvements to make.

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    2. Ah, yes, now I catch up with my reading! :-)

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  2. Beautiful as ever, Susan. I love this.

    along with me it's simple
    tiotiotiotinx sing again
    the bird never tires calling
    sing blow that trumpet
    recite the verse and be happy

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