The Spoonbill Generator

Bismuth Bill Again

Incursions 4, Evasions 5       [Apsley ]

The neon captions read       [Roland ]

And seemed so much to be alive       [Apsley ]

To the unnumbered dead       [Roland ]

Revisions 3, Deletions 10       [Apsley ]

The ledger seldom lies       [Roland ]

When chronicling the affairs of men       [Chevalier ]

Or deaths of hoverflies       [Roland ]

Provisions 0, Divisions 3       [Apsley ]

The crow outbids the swan       [Roland ]

And, circling round of yonder tree,       [Apsley ]

The Tetragrammaton!       [Roland ]

Excisions 8, Accretions 2       [Apsley ]

The balance, on the breeze       [Roland ]

Of what descends from me to you,       [Apsley ]

Has come too late to please       [Roland ]

Contributors: Apsley, Roland, Chevalier.
Poem finished: 27th July 2005 by Apsley.