The Spoonbill Generator

Echoes Echoes, Without

By 'Custody' I do not mean [Roland]

To give offence [P]

To any former go-between [Roland]

Of mermaid or of beauty queen [P]

Whose pride must be immense: [Roland]

But rather I intend to say [P]

No epigram, [Roland]

No roundelay [TG]

Nor apothegm of yesterday [Roland]

In charity, I do not think [P]

To criticise [TG]

Those of lesser skill or wit [P]

Are wrong to dub me hypocrite [Roland]

Or think me less than wise [P]

But rather I intend to yell [Roland]

A new excuse [P]

Some vile abuse [Roland]

And damn them all to hell [P]

Contributors: Roland, P, TG.
Poem finished: 20th September 1997.