The Spoonbill Generator


"Necromancy doesn't work," my uncle used to say [Alan Smithee]

In times before the Necromancers carried him away [loaf]

They put him in a suitcase that the Masons used to use [Apsley]

Then sealed him in a box and sent him on a cruise [Curt!]

He thought it was so kind of them, so pure and whole and chaste: [Apsley]

When all he really needed was nothing but a taste; [Curt!]

He got that taste, he took a bite, and with despair did cry [Apsley]

In forty-seven years since then, I've often wondered why [Beefy]

So: yer actual Mumbo-Jumbo (or your Casting of the Runes) [E Greejius]

Might thwart your expectations, once in a myriad moons! [E Greejius]

Contributors: Alan Smithee, loaf, Apsley, Curt!, Beefy, E Greejius.
Poem finished: 9th March 2001.