The Spoonbill Generator

Prefaces Are Lovely

Let us be pretentious, erudite, utilizing abstruse references, esoterica [F]

And none of the juvenile rubbish we so detest in America [loaf]

Let us be pedantic showoffs, utterly humorless, misogynistic to boot [F]

And approach the art of rhyming by an unexpected route [loaf]

Let us wax polysyllabic and pooh-pooh most professorially [F]

in abstruse footnotes, and be savage editorially [Paul B]

Let us be transient and tractable, and not parlous or haughty [Big Andy]

And demonstrate to the world the serenity that comes after forty [Beefy ]

Contributors: F, loaf, Paul B, Big Andy, Beefy.
Poem finished: 14th January 2004 by Anon..