okeedoe wrote:The emperor fed the poet's clothing,the poet fed his intelectual vanity , the axe fed with the poet's head and everybody was happy.
I like happy endings.
Susan Butcher wrote:The poet's protest was ostentatious and unnecessary. A curly false moustache added to the ensemble would have been sufficient.
(There's a Christian parable along these lines where the King is God, the dinner party Heaven, and the fine clothing the right spiritual attitude or something. The sap who arrives without the formal attire gets chucked into the outer darkness.)
There are no signs or dividing lines
And very few rules to guide
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