The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3264435
Posted By: Amos
27-Nov-11 - 07:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Who is Rapparre? Who is he?
That Legionaires abhor him?
That drunkards swoon and lose their tunes
When any man speaks for him?
Who walks the night by candle-light
With bomb and rapier ready?
Who knows each lines of Catallus' time,
But finds the MOAB heady??
Come out from heaven or from hell
Ye ancient Gods of knowing
Come out, ye sprites, and kindly tell:
Who is he, and where going?
But silents tolls and only trolls
Disturb the night's digestion;
'T is clear that even Gods can't know
The answer to the question.
And though a subject bold, this man,
As topically ablative
Is doomed to count his days immersed
In mysteries qualitative.

Waldo Emerson Eliot, Jr.
The GRay Man's Chapbook
Strunk and Darker, New York, 1945