Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Satyr and the Minotaur

A satyr tarried on a hill,
When A Minotaur came through.
The sun was bright, the breeze was still
A perfect day to get one's fill
Of palaver with naught to do.

"Weeds in wine! Weeds in wine!"
The satyr his friend offered.
"You'll never find a meal so fine
Than this recipe that I call mine'
Before a day of chasing someone's daughters."

"Meat and hay! Meat and hay!"
The minotaur corrected.
"That's the best choice for a day
Of making sure the maidens stay
Imprisoned and protected."

As of this much later dawn,
The time for myth's grown late.
Though their vocations soldier on
In drinking room and gazeboed lawn,
Such fused cuisine's too monstrous to update:

MINOTAUR, n. A creature with the head of a bull and the liver of a man, a not inconsiderable improvement to both species.


sauerkraut said...

aye... you've been listening to too much Rush.

The Limbaugh variety.

Nessa said...

Minotaur: The ultimate horny man.
(I had to say it before Tom.)

Ariel the Thief said...

That poem is high over my English. They are talking about meat, right?

pft said...


Da widdle broder uf da dinotaur!

Tom & Icy said...

Mythical stock broker

pia said...

Love Tom & Icy's definition
As always am in awe of your many multi talents

And yes in answer to your comment--models used to put Vaseline on teeth so why not Burt's Bees Wax? OK I did and do--they show off teeth and keep your mouth moist and you can drink coffee without staining

weirsdo said...

I am looking for an allegory of the Limbaugh-Steele debate, but not sure . . . .

Jim said...

Nothing like two good friends getting together for a little wine. I had to check Wikipedia to see who in the world these creatures might be. I hope they are not unforgettable.

tsduff said...

Sounds like the discussion at a blogger's gathering; "Shall we go veggie or carnivorous?" Funny conclusion pun.

Doug said...

Sauerkraut, nearly none, so yes.

Nessa, you scooped him.

As much as anything, yes, Ariel.

Ha, QUilly. Is that your pouting ID?

RIght, Icy, but more of a warehouse dude.

That tip will be helpful, Pia. Thanks.

Me either, Weirsdo. I see more evidence of a thoughtless Wednesday morning.

Jim, if you forget them, there's always Wikipedia again.

The answer. Terry, is carnivorous. Just sayin'

actonbell said...

"That's the best choice for a day
Of making sure the maidens stay
Imprisoned and protected."

There's damsels in distress up there
And we got all this beer
We'll free them from their condos
Bring 'em over here
We'll show them his gold records
Play his music loud
We'll party just like Bubba does
We'll do the old man proud

Sorry, everything is giving me an earworm today.