[Bards] Throwing one to the Lions...
folksinger at pdq.net
Mon Aug 6 13:45:07 PDT 2001
Having had the b pleassure of hearing you perform it - it is lovely. I'll
check the "style and format" at home this evening if I may?
Mirella di Bastianni
>===== Original Message From bards at ansteorra.org =====
> Good Gentles,
> I would like to submit this piece for critique. I don't know
>anything really about "style" or "form", but I can recognize the pattern
>of this one as being the same as limericks. The few times I have
>performed it, I have found it to be effective. The disclaimer at the
>beginning is part of the piece.
> Thanks again,
> Iain MacCrimmon
> The following is a work of fiction. The characters represented
>herein are not meant to bear any resemblance to any actual persons,
>living or dead. With your permission,
> Lords and Ladies, neighbors and kinsmen,
> From the High, the Middle, and the Low,
> We're here for the wake of my darlin' Kate,
> The ugliest woman I know.
> Her hair was the color of wattle and daub,
> Not a wave, not a shimmer, not a curl.
> She had her nose broken when he was a child,
> And again when she was a girl.
> She had her a figure I have to admit,
> Not unlike some fighters I know.
> She could give you a fright in the wee of the night,
> When she wanted to give it a go.
> Her ears and her teeth were rather too large.
> They seemed to go on for a day.
> You could tell for a mile whenever she'd smile.
> Some folk would run screamin' away.
> Her eyes were as dark as a two-day-old bruise.
> She invented the look that could kill.
> Perhaps it's best that she's gone to her rest,
> But damme I love her still.
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