The writing diary of a well-mellowed science writer who cares about the public understanding of science and knows the ropes. This blog bounces between my curiosity, the daily realities of professional writing, the joy of pursuing nature, and my recycling of ideas that won't be in some book or other as far as I can see, but still needed sharing. I welcome comments and suggestions! Spam will be blocked and reported. For my books, see http://members.ozemail.com.au/~macinnis/writing/index.htm
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Friday, 2 January 2015
Talking about the weather...
The Dark Knight's Tale
Knight on bear mountain
knight rode up, in squeaking armour,
writ upon his brow
strange to say, he rode a lama—
thief had nicked his favourite cow.
knight whose thing was riding cattle?
hear you ask, in rising fear.
yes, he did, but not in battle
horse he'd sold to pay for beer.
helm was sable, like his rage
black was all the gear he wore
on his arm an off-white gage
black was the stubble on his jaw.
slapped his shield upon the bar,
It bore his motto "Ebon semper"
And made it clear, both near and far
had a really nasty temper.
kicked the spittoon over twice
gave the crowd a dreadful fright
then they saw, quite in a trice,
was a dark and stormy knight.
Please send this to your friends, and spoil their New Year.