THE MILLER’S TALE
Although at times it can be very crude,
It still is best to read Chaucer out loud,
The Miller’s tale especially is one
Whose recitation generates most fun—
Though shocking in its graphic gaiety,
Which eyes of prudes avert abashedly—
But yet it seems the quintessence of art
To see the fun engendered by a fart:
The scolded toute, the running up and down,
The neighbors blabbing tales throughout the town
About the vengeance of mad Absolon
On Nicholas for his elaborate con.
Yet pity at the last we may extend
To see him fare so poorly in the end.