Tuesday poem (or notes towards one!): A Great Perhaps revisited

January 25, 2016

A Great Perhaps revisited

the fantastic maybe
the I can’t believe it’s not heaven
the Ladbroke Lad’s uncertainty principle
the cliché feline done to death (and not done to death)

Rabelais lays down a beauty
the Artful Dodger’s silent handkerchief that never ends
caught in a pun, she giggled internally —
Pantagruellingly —
any more sir?

gargantua-cradle

Baby likes ideas

So François Rabelais, author of Gargantua and Pantagruel, allegedly uttered the words ‘I go to seek a Great Perhaps’ on his deathbed.  One thing for sure is that he loved a good rude joke and a spirit of anarchic fun pervades his works.  I am playing with puns and physics and farts and different ways of envisaging heaven in the above.  Dickens is dragged in too, although I do not think that any of his characters ever farted, even on a deathbed.

Far too much for a Lilliputian poem, but I rather like glutting on ideas from time to time.

Next week things will make more sense.  That’s a promise. Peut-être.

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2 Responses to “Tuesday poem (or notes towards one!): A Great Perhaps revisited”

  1. I certainly hope things won’t make more sense! I don’t come here for sense. 🙂

  2. pscottier said

    Oh well, nonsense is better than too much sense, as my mythical giant grandma used to say…

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