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

  ISRAFIDDLESTRINGS  

In heaven a Spirit doth dwell
    Whose heart strings are a fiddle,
(The reason he sings so well--
This fiddler Israfel),
And the giddy stars (will any one tell
Why giddy?) to attend his spell
    Cease their hymns in the middle.

On the height of her go
    Totters the Moon, and blushes
    As the song of that fiddle rushes
Across her bow.
    The red Lightning stands to listen,
And the eyes of the Pleiads glisten
As each of the seven puts its fist in
    Its eye, for the mist in.

And they say--it's a riddle--
    That all these listening things,
That stop in the middle
For the heart-strung fiddle
    With such the Spirit sings,
Are held as on the griddle
    By these unusual strings.

Wherefore thou art not wrong,
    Israfel! in that thou boastest
Fiddlestrings uncommon strong;
To thee the fiddlestrings belong
    With which thou toastest
Other hearts as on a prong.

Yes! heaven is thine, but this
    Is a world of sours and sweets,
    Where cold meats are cold meats,
And the eater's most perfect bliss
    Is the shadow of him who treats.

If I could griddle
As Israfiddle
    Has griddled--he fiddle as I,--
He might not fiddle so wild a riddle
    As this mad melody,
While the Pleiads all would leave off in the middle
    Hearing my griddle-cry.

                                                                                 Unknown.


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