Thursday, April 28, 2011

Urban Legends in Verse:




Miracle In Vale


Do miracles happen in this atomic age?
Don't ask this urban pirate sage!
But here is a tale from a mountain dale:


A flock at a monastery outside of Vale,
were being given a tour by a monk named Dale.
A lady from Boulder spied an empty wheelchair,
the chair sat in front of the monk's backstair
she took a glance, and sat with great care. 


No one saw the action by this good-wife,
she appeared to be a quite still-life, 
a poor soul who was in an accident.


But then it seemed an angel was sent.
For when it was the hour to rendezvous
back at the bus, we saw a big to do:
the lady arose, it was sensational, 
a miracle, she broke free from her jail.


The monk was aghast and did a cartwheel, 
he knew this event would make the newsreel.






Legends from the Book:


Brunvand, Jan. Too good to be true : the colossal book of urban legends. New York: W.W. Norton, 2001. 


Verse form based on Chaucer's The Cock and The Hen from the Book:


The Oxford book of narrative verse. Oxford Oxfordshire New York: Oxford University Press, 1983. 

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