The Spoonbill Generator

Nobody Shaves Oswald

In search of the perfect asparagus       [Arnold the Sly Ape ]

That quakes in the dusk of Nepal       [loaf ]

The noted explorer Caractacus       [Apsley ]

Dressed up as Lauren Bacall       [loaf ]

He thought he was being non-profligate       [Apsley ]

In sequins and pearls borne of paste       [Arnold the Sly Ape ]

For the outré he was an advocate       [F ]

And wholly lacking in taste       [Roland ]

But the shamans he met dressed so oddly       [F ]

That asparagus lost its allure       [Kansas Sam ]

And he resolved to dress even more mod-ly       [F ]

And sought out La Plus Haute Couture       [Chevalier ]

In stiletto heels, climbing Mount Everest       [F ]

Pursued by the popular press       [Chevalier ]

He proved that their pumps were not cleverest       [Kansas Sam ]

But what a magnificent dress!       [Chevalier ]

Envoi       [loaf ]

The rest we must tell in one line:       [Kansas Sam ]

Or else, without reason, decline       [loaf ]

Contributors: Arnold the Sly Ape, loaf, Apsley, F, Roland, Kansas Sam, Chevalier.
Poem finished: 10th January 2006 by F.