Thursday, September 24, 2015


                    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.