The Spoonbill Generator

Distant Fashion

The tram that passed the Opera       [Roland ]

Each Tuesday afternoon       [Beefy ]

Was not so much a cable-car       [Roland ]

As a tepid air balloon       [Beefy ]

And when we strove to flag it down       [Roland ]

It floated to a stop       [P ]

And wobbled gently in the breeze       [Beefy ]

Outside the baker's shop       [Roland ]

The Sachertörte in the shop       [TG ]

Made ballast fine enough       [Roland ]

To vivify our wanderlust       [TG ]

And choke each passing chough       [Roland ]

And so we passed our holiday       [TG ]

In ghastly waking dreams       [Roland ]

And took a vow that, come what may,       [TG ]

We'd not go back to Rheims ...       [Roland ]

Contributors: Roland, Beefy, P, TG.
Poem finished: 11th August 2004 by TG.