A Winter’s Nights Fair by richard lynn livesay

Filed in Gather Writing Essential by on January 12, 2012 0 Comments



I came without two shoes and a duck

To spread the news and wish you luck

I bring you greetings from all the fish

And give you cookies in your own dish


There is a meeting, called in the woods

A party to celebrate all our shoulds

We’ll dance around the mulberry tree

Singing songs about who we be


So bring a friend, a bird or shrew

And bring me a gift, a shoe or two

Frog throat Molly will sing a song (there’ll be)

Scrunchers and fluffers that don’t belong


A mute politician with no platform(will address)

A very ugly bug in a yellow uniform (a mess)

Drinks, on the house and also in the lake

I’ll play the Kazoo and recite William Blake


Remember Sadie Spade she’ll be in the booth

Be careful if you kiss her she only has one tooth

And Suzi Greenbottom will be planting blue grass lawns

Please don’t make a comment about her colorful scarf or bongs


There’ll be magicians and maidens, lasses and goblins

Psychics and psychos and a whole lot of problems…but

There is a security force from Gather to control the mobs

Vj , Stephen, Elizabeth and Wendy will bust their knobs (& maybe Birdie)


Formal Invitation

All are welcome, so grab a cab

At the secret corner of Beauty and Drab

The party will be from one ‘til six

On any night you want your kicks

About the Author ()

RICHARD LYNN LIVESAY - Poet/Artist•Born 1943 Lubbock, Texas, lives in Greenville, SC• Education: U. of Ariz., Lubbock Christian College, Texas Tech U.• Careers: Art, Medical, Transportation, Entertainment• Curr

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