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Concertina in F-Stop Major
 

True, warming oneself 

By an evening glowworm, 

Far from the Affray Cafe, 

Is the one of the few 

Great pleasures of 

The true antique woodrat. 
 
 

The desire to put paid 

To wordwars grows on one 

With the advent of new childishnesses. 

It's all summarized in that 

Ancient verse form known as 

A 'Corker: 
 
 

It is an ancient poet and 

He estoppeth one of three: 

        "By thy lank and languid trochee 

        And beard becrumbed with piroshky, 

Now whyfore estoppest thou 

Me?." 
 
 

- David W. Mitchell
 

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