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Thursday, June 13, 2013 09:05 am

brewpoem #1

here are the brews we drank in england
piddle from the nearby village of piddle
there’s a cluster of piddles including
piddle in the hole we drank hobgoblin
dark ale from the wychwood brewery in
witney. heligan honey, roosters elderflower
recommended in the spit or swallow beer
review. crop circle from hop back brewery
about those circles our farmer host says
I could make one myself the only puzzle
is how the fellows keep from being caught
it takes a little time maybe the field’s owner
is in on the sport this did not diminish our
pleasure in the ale we also quaffed magpie
magic though real magpies on the lawn
were being lured into live traps (another
magpie needed for bait) and transported
they kill valued fledglings like swallows also
what is happening to cuckoos notorious for
usurping nests for their own eggs and leaving
the hapless wee owners to bring up a ravenous
foster child we heard nary a cuckoo during
our stay michael says he hasn’t heard one in
three years I’m off the subject aren’t I well
to finish how about a dumb joke from my
childhood when the lord passed out ears I
thought he said beers so I says gimme big ones


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