Monday, March 03, 2008

On bagpipes as a metaphor for puns

Well-placed and shrewdly played
(say on a mountainside or battlefield),
The bagpipes’ loud and noble bray
does uplift hearts and heal.

But poorly blown and frayed
(say at a party chic and spiky-heeled),
They end up causing much dismay
And make one’s ears congeal.

3 comments:

Carol said...

Very funny, quick, and clever!

Now write another one on those 'mountainside bagpipes'--the ones that bring tears to my eyes.

Carol

Rus Bowden said...

Hi Peter,

Way to blow! Your form leads the tropes to the battlefield.

Enjoyed.

Yours,
Rus

Radish King said...

hheheheheeheheheeheheheeeeee.