Friday, March 25, 2005
There was a boy who found a magic coin,
An elfin charm which granted one's desire,
But to this boon a devilish quirk did join:
It granted half, but not the wish entire.
He wished himself a tropic desert isle
And straightway found himself on lonely land —
But searched in vain for water, all the while
Around him lay a sea of burning sand.
And wishing for a trove of coins of gold
Brought only sacks of fake doubloons of lead;
Whatever thing he wished for, I am told,
He got the lesser part of it instead.
It came to pass I found that selfsame charm.
I made my fervent wish to win your heart,
And half of your resistance did disarm —
But now it seems I won the colder part.
© 2005 Jeffrey Hull
Really funny Jeff! I love the title and the imagery, especially the "sea" as "burning sand."
My head also put me in two differnet places simultaneously; in the age of pirates and in a contemporary place. Light...but bright!
I needed a laugh. Thanks!