16 March 2009

All Hale


For Tara & Ezra Slobock

“I want it strictly understood
Though fond of fun, I'm never rude
Though not too bad I'm not too good...” *

ta-ra-ra boom-de-ay,
all ye should know today
what good souls Hale with glee
now Slobock eternally

our Mme TMcS
oustered hack with no regret
caramelising haute refute
engenders new repute

drinks rich sak so easily
a role with her certainty
fished from an endless sea
of fabulous serendipity
© 3 November 2008, I. D. Carswell

* version sung by Lottie Collins in London music halls in 1892