Saturday, December 31, 2011

ode to the new year and dame fortune

by horace p sternwall

illustrated by rhoda penmarq

a very very early effusion from horace p sternwall

brothers, let us play the role
of boon companions - raise a bowl
to the continuing success
of finding dame fortune's address

and in the dame's abundant arms
peaceful in her copious charms
in memory we will turn the page
to these bohemian bardic days

and if this prophecy be false
and the future prove no tranquil waltz
and all our days a baneful blight
let us remember yet this night

when in this golden glow of rum
how could our kingdom not but come
and ought but glory come to pass
- waiter, bring another glass!

1 comment:

Dan Leo said...

This is just too brilliant, and should be memorized by every schoolchild.