The Spoonbill Generator

Inwardly, Yet Outwardly

This helicopter, whose neglect [Surlaw]

The Sultan Pnin did overlook, [Apsley]

Is sundered; with such dire effect [Surlaw]

The Sultan did berate his cook [Apsley]

And struck him from the rota [Surlaw]

The cook, compelled to seek his fate, [Apsley]

Drew thirteen boxes in the sand [Surlaw]

Each smaller than an After Eight: [Apsley]

Each larger than a human hand: [Surlaw]

Some looked just like a rotor [Apsley]

But lo! Hair shirts [Surlaw]

Are now in vogue [Apsley]

Contributors: Surlaw, Apsley.
Poem finished: 10th December 2001.