The Spoonbill Generator

Benedictine Evening Dresses

Poetic mis'ry in a name? [Apsley]

We spurn all other tales [Surlaw]

Than those that tell her fame, [Apsley]

Then plummet off the rails [Surlaw]

Into a climbing-frame [Apsley]

Misogyny, misanthropy [Surlaw]

And sundry other misses [Apsley]

Rejecting their own kisses [Surlaw]

Narcissus-like, they gawp and stare [Apsley]

Mistaking all intentions [Surlaw]

And never think to pay the fare [Apsley]

Nor Polish 'uns nor French 'uns [Surlaw]

Good intentions ill performed [Apsley]

And sundry other follies [Surlaw]

Do not sweeten the deformed [Apsley]

Nor penetrate the dollies [Surlaw]

And so, sweet ladies, time we call [Apsley]

And time we call again [Surlaw]

Please leave at once this village hall [Apsley]

To huddle in the rain [Surlaw]

Contributors: Apsley, Surlaw.
Poem finished: 24th January 2004 by Anon..