Buy them all in Tintagel.
Oe’r your hearth, a
Bust of Arthur
You can buy it here as well.
Cornish ice cream,
What a nice dream,
Can you feel the aura here?
Leave well fed
There’s even magic in the beer.
Someone, sometime cast a spell,
To empty brain and purse as well,
Beware th’enchantment, the gift-shop bell
Should you visit Tintagel.
I haven’t been to Tintagel since 2014, but I enjoyed it when I did. Visited previously c. 2006 and I think that was when the first couplet of this silly little leonine verse got into my head. Now I have used it and posted it in the wild – on googlemaps. There’s not enough feral poetry out there, is there?
The 150th Backer of Steam Highwayman is Mr Jared Foley. In honour of his participation, I have composed this short clerihew:
Made his decisions carefully, not, whatever they said, slowly.
His intentions were creative
His manner thoughtful and certainly contemplative.
Thanks Jared! We met and made friends at the Crossness Engines Steampunk Convivial on Saturday, when I also had the honour of meeting Mrs Marian Foley. I’m very pleased to be able to offer a little something in return. He is the esteemed Chief Buccaneer of the London Steampunk and Dieselpunk Society as well as a patron of the arts.
[Edit 12.10.17 – Unfortunately I was forced to remove the handsome photograph of Mr Foley: for some reason it had become a spam-bait, attracting around 500 spam comments over 3 days, largely from bots wanting to sell me medication or discuss the Prince of Persia. If anyone can enlighten me on this, please comment – but be sure to write something that indicates you’re real.]