An Unfinished Symphony Sort-of-Poem

The Gorleston Psalter, England, 1310-1324 Add MS 49622, f. 106v

An Unfinished Symphony Sort-of-Poem

one pigeon in the kitchen,
two magpies on the roof
        three mudhens
        and a wren plus
four dogs are barking WOOF,
five crows with shiny trinkets,
six boys making too much noise,
seven girls in pearls and curls
        dancing to a dog
        and hare’s duet,
eight lazing cats are waiting,
nine mice to


(excuse me – the postman is at the door…)

Image: The last performance of ill-fated leporine-canine musical duo Hare Supply, who later split due to “creative differences”.  The Gorleston Psalter, England, 1310-1324 Add MS 49622, f. 106v. Pingback to #FOWC “trinket”, and shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

15 responses to “An Unfinished Symphony Sort-of-Poem”

  1. My favorite few lines:

    “eight lazing cats are waiting,
    nine mice to

    (excuse me – the postman is at the door…)”

    Loved this! 😁

    Like

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