August 5, 2004

Another Melodious Ode to Melons

For Jo
When melon ripe the bug bemoans
The happy crunch of beetle bones
Is a source of untold joy
As you insectile worlds destroy
There falls Sparta, there falls Rome
There falls another aphid’s home
When empires of the cucurbit
Are by beetle disturbed
The good soil weeps beneath your spade
As you enact a light crusade
That unwritten fate with ode intones
The happy crunch of beetle bones

Doctor Pockless

5 thoughts on “Another Melodious Ode to Melons

  1. Yes, it is quite a gleeful little ditty, isn’t it? Indeed, the most cheery ode to the fall of a civilization I’ve ever read.
    I wonder who wrote it.

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