Poem - To Boccaccio

  • Just a bit of silly rhyming fun at the expense of the dour lechers who've slandered Leontium through the ages.

    To Boccaccio: A Rebuke

    I mark it, sir, and wonder at it dully,

    To find the lady's name maligned so fully

    On evidence begot anecdotálly;

    A pond'rous load to hang by such a pulley!

    Was our Leontium so fierce a bully,

    Who sent him off peripateticálly

    Pouting, old Theophrastus; when her volley

    Charmed a grudging kindness out of Tully?

    And have you, sir, the gall to say she sullied?

    Who scattered bastards all across Itály!


  • Excellent poem Joshua

    “If the joys found in nature are crimes, then man’s pleasure and happiness is to be criminal.”

  • Thank you, Charles! It was preposterously enjoyable and amusing to write ;)

    It is all about the pleasure you get in the creation :)

    I admit I was unaware of Boccaccio's slander, so thank you for bringing that to my attention. He needed a comeuppance!