Sunday, August 3, 2008

"rawny" tangent: from Mary Dalton's Merrybegot

The Tangler

From the word go it was a thankee job –
We all knew –
But that tangler came pretty near to
Fooling up the whole works,
Blathering to this one and that one –
The foreman had like to
Flatten him –
A fierce little red-headed bantam,
Rearing out the big ones,
Ready to board
That tongue-flapping long-shanks,
That rawny ghost of a gommil.

Mary Dalton's Merrybegot, performed by Anita Best (narration and song) and Patrick Boyle (trumpet and flugelhorn) is available from Rattling Books.

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