The Alchemy of Blank Verse

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From "Vainglorious"

Love notes and English Lit exams
It's the alchemy of blank verse
A grab bag of random old iambs
It's the alchemy of blank verse
Words mix and mingle as of old
It's the alchemy of blank verse
And you're just as apt to
Blow off your face as you are to make gold
When you mess with blank verse
Strage fright
The struggle within is quite akin to stage fright
Our will and our pride engaged inside a cage fight
They wrestle at stage right
I blame him
The one whose eponym is
The Bard
You could waste half your life dissecting The Bard
Racking up miles upon your library card
A person could be scarred
It's all gone awry, alack, anon!
Love notes and English Lit exams
It's the alchemy of blank verse
A grab bag of random old iambs
It's the alchemy of blank verse
Tweed suited scholars flap their gums
On the alchemy of blank verse
So you've got to be
A rube, a boor, a bore
To bite your thumbs when we bring the blank verse
Alack!
Fie!
Stick it in your eye!
Coxcombs and cuckolds and coquettes
Spew the alchemy of blank verse
Blondeingnues in tte--ttes
It's the alchemy of blank verse
Codpieces billow in the breeze
To the alchemy of blank verse
Soon the paramours will share their venereal disease
Thank the liberal use of blank verse
(Rebecca Biber - flute
Matt Cameron - vocals
Sarah Leahy - vocals
Lauren London - vocals
Russell Schwartz - vocals
Roy Sexton - vocals
Lyn Weber - vocals
Darin Zahuranec - trumpet)

Copyright 2011 Zach London