Did you ken what confusions you'd cause?
A few simple lines to commemorate a royal wedding
On the feast day of a Genoan saint.
You and your raunchy humor
And bawdy thoughts
Of birds mating.
What a way to speak of the Royals!
The joining of countries
Reduced to a tumble!
And now, Geoff!
People are mistaking your "customs;"
Crediting them to similar Romans,
Pagan in thoughts and deeds;
Naked in the streets
Delivering pregnancy rites.
Those Corinthians would be mortified by our cupids:
Babies in Diapers, Indeed!
What a colossal mistake--
Equating the day with the gods.
How could You!
Those poor Worthy* martyrs
Consecrated by the Church.
Their feast day now celebrated
With sweets, chocolate, and edible underwear.
Your tales have carried
Until commercialism reigns,
And Saints' day resembles a pagan marriage
Dressed in blood-red and pink.
Oh Geoffrey! If you'd only known!
You'd be laughing.
| I came here to return a favor, just looking to find one to comment upon, and happen to choose this. I love it. It just made me chuckle, and I learned a bit, too. I think it's the way you constructed it, as a conversation with "Geoff" that gives it that lightness, that makes it so much fun. I was thoroughly entertained. I find nothing to offer for improvement, I must and will FAV it.|
|| Posted on 2009-01-07 00:00:00 | by phil askew | [ Reply to This ] || hehe this is nice, i don't think I've ever seen edible underwear mentioned in a poem that wasn't a total disaster of a poem. nice job, and i didn't know that valentine came from Latin for worthy, nice learning poem|
PS thanks for the comment on No meaning anymore
|| Posted on 2008-07-23 00:00:00 | by PryncessVynom | [ Reply to This ] || Oh, I really loved this. It was so delightful. I also didn't know about the speaking of Chaucer at that wedding. I too learned something new today. For some reason, when reading it, I kept picturing Chaucer as portrayed in the movie A Knight's Tale. And really, it made it that much better to me. I would maybe have changed this line:|
Your tales have carried
Your tales have been carried
other than that, I really enjoyed it.
|| Posted on 2008-03-11 00:00:00 | by brokenmuse | [ Reply to This ] || This is delightful! It is humorous, and tells an entertaining story! It's ok that the holiday celebration got a little confused; us guys are always looking for any excuse to celebrate and woo you lovely ladies!!||| Posted on 2008-03-04 00:00:00 | by Ron Cole | [ Reply to This ] || I reqally enjoyed how this was a historical story and "correction" but in prose! I didn't know all of this so I also learned something new today! How true the last stanza!|
love,peace,joy,abundance & smiles to share
|| Posted on 2008-03-04 00:00:00 | by Epiphany | [ Reply to This ] |