Plumb Lines

April 30, 2009

McGonagall Thursday!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Keith Staples @ 10:06 am

David has his Monday movie-stills and Michael has his learned disquisitions on contemporary urban poesy, so, what with the mysterium iniquitatis, I coveted my own regular feature.

Every Thursday I will post a few choice lines from William McGonagall, the most earth-shattering genius of anti-poetry in this or any other language. This week I present you with the closing stanza of “Captain Teach, Alias ‘Black Beard'”

Black Beard derived his name from his long black beard,
Which terrified America more than any comet that had ever appeared;
But, thanks be to God, in this age we need not be afeared,
Of any such pirates as the inhuman Black Beard.

-Keith Staples


1 Comment »

  1. To which one can only say, “ARRRRRRGH!!”

    Comment by Tracy S. Altman — April 30, 2009 @ 10:17 am

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