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History


J. Elk-Baptisté


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J. Elk-Baptisté


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History




By, Cranach’s


Should we go by fjord

Or long way ‘round

By, Cranach’s right of way

Churn through muck thigh-hjgh

Won’t save time and too

Rig may need a good push


Hauling through last Friday week

Had Toby down in filth

Going past them Cranach sties

Run-off come down hill

Stink to make maidens cringe

And their mothers weep


Bid cat, toodle, last chance now!

Speak up, we must depart.

Cat has much of work to do

Out in barn and loft

Climb aboard sweet, Nellie-dear,

Leave cat to tame them mice


Old man, Cranach’s double

Damned with that dog of his.

Barks daylong and half night too

Sound to rattle horses,

To curdle milk in stalls.

True no value there.


Mystery light shines bright,

From Cranach’s farthest field.

Wise to stay from copse down there,

At dawn this time of year.

It’s not angels play where fences

Cross, but strange spawn of lower form.


Move on good boy now!

Will take fjord track,

With waters high and dangerous, yes.

But, Priest can bless our crossing there,


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