The Spoonbill Generator

Transcribed by Strangers that Float

Keep all new songs as softly sweet as mine [Anon.]

And spare the supple orator his plume [Roland]

The muse may whisper in your ear a line [F]

The flowers of inspiration softly bloom [N]

Only to wilt when transferred to the page [F]

To quail beneath th'onlooker's heated gaze [Roland]

For, reader, a new charm I now engage [Beefy ]

While inspiration, much belov'd, delays [Grayman]

Get ready, Art, you may arise newborn [Beefy ]

Another nation of noise (through rhythm and dance) [Ethetran]

Reflects our laughter, always neatly drawn [Beefy ]

E'en though it doth arise by chance [P]

You spread yourself like dust among the stars [N]

Soul stuff drifting on the ether wind [F]

You still may bear those long-forgotten scars [N]

Recalling how your highest hopes were pinned [F]

To watch you fight your demons gives me grief [N]

Free yourself and float beyond the pale [F]

And in your mind you have but one belief: [N]

The universe and art will never fail [F]

Contributors: (trad), Roland, F, N, Beefy, Grayman, Ethetran, P.
Poem finished: 30th September 2003.