Never stack all your horses on one barrel.
Never include the words ‘spaniel’ and ‘marmot’ in the same sentence.
Never spell the word ‘lobster’ unless standing on one leg.
George’s dog, Lance, was not amused. Neither was Eric’s dog, Lance.
Here’s to –
Nora the barnacle goose –
the giggle fit of bronze by gold –
the blind stripling piano tuner tap tap tapping along –
the dog’s rag of wolf’s tongue redpanting from his jaws-
Stephen deep in thought strolling on Sandymount Strand –
socks with skyblue clocks, jaunty –
Plumtree’s Potted Meats, which can make of each home an abode of bliss –
Rose of Castille and rows of cast steel –
met him pike hoses –
Come forth, Lazarus! And he came fifth and lost the job –
On his wise shoulders through the checkerwork of leaves the sun flung spangles, dancing coins –
Private Carr and his escalating oath –
lame Gerty limping, a dreamer –
those lovely seaside girls –
the heaventree of stars hung with humid nightblue fruit –
Could a swim duck? Says I –
1. Prunella Scorn, clothed in bits of hedge, stood before her mirror practicing sneers.
2. Asa Bramble was conflicted as to what to deal with next, the body parts or the snowman.
3. Gentleman Jim Bellflower lowered his head and charged into the mastodon.
4. On a bright sunny morning, David Klim rotated his tires and rolled toward oblivion.