Youre here: Home » Funny Poems » Funny Parody Poems » A MAUDLE-IN BALLAD TO HIS LILY


FUNNY POEMS MENU

   » Animal (34)

   » Banter (80)

   » Bathos (17)

   » Burlesque (58)

   » Cynicism (22)

   » Epigrams (29)

   » Immortal Stanzas (14)

   » Juniors (17)

   » Love & Courtship (23)

   » Narrative (64)

   » Nonsense (46)

   » Parody (62)

   » Satire (89)

   » Tribute (16)

   » Whimsical (83)

   » Women (77)

Category: Funny Parody Poems
       Classic humorous and funny poems using parody - an imitation of a writer, artist, or genre, with exaggeration for comic effect.

  A MAUDLE-IN BALLAD TO HIS LILY  

My lank limp lily, my long lithe lily,
My languid lily-love fragile and thin,
With dank leaves dangling and flower-flap chilly.
That shines like the shin of a Highland gilly!
Mottled and moist as a cold toad's skin!
Lustrous and leper-white, splendid and splay!
Art thou not Utter and wholly akin
To my own wan soul and my own wan chin,
And my own wan nose-tip, tilted to sway
The peacock's feather, sweeter than sin,
That I bought for a halfpenny yesterday?

My long lithe lily, my languid lily,
My lank limp lily-love, how shall I win--
Woo thee to wink at me? Silver lily,
How shall I sing to thee, softly or shrilly?
What shall I weave for thee--what shall I spin--
Rondel, or rondeau, or virelai?
Shall I buzz like a bee with my face thrust in
Thy choice, chaste chalice, or choose me a tin
Trumpet, or touchingly, tenderly play
On the weird bird-whistle, sweeter than sin,
That I bought for a halfpenny yesterday.
My languid lily, my lank limp lily,
My long lithe lily-love, men may grin--
Say that I'm soft and supremely silly--
What care I while you whisper stilly;
What care I while you smile? Not a pin!
While you smile, you whisper--'Tis sweet to decay?

I have watered with chlorodine, tears of chagrin,
The churchyard mould I have planted thee in,
Upside down in an intense way,
In a rough red flower-pot, sweeter than sin,
That I bought for a halfpenny yesterday.

                                                                        Unknown.


Previous Funny Parody Poem | Funny Parody Poems Index | Next Funny Parody Poem

Email this funny poem to a friend

Privacy Policy
Copyright © 1999-2008 eDigg.com. All rights reserved.