Thursday, December 18, 2008

An Extemporaneous Effusion on the Passing of King Maurice DeVille

An Extemporaneous Effusion on the Passing of King Maurice DeVille

(Note: Frankszonian officials insist that this broadsheet which appeared on the doors of some local taverns does not accurately represent any of the poetic tributes offered at the official “Drink to That” event ... though they can’t seem to find anybody who remembers those very clearly ....)

Old King Maurice of Stagonia is dead now, alas!
Pity their girls of their working nights class:
Who must now half their prices
For duration of the crisis.
For what species will King Fred prefer in His bed?

Mad Maurice, alas, has horribly died.
Stagonia insists that it Was a suicide.
Of Course that is true,
For surely, just like you,
New King Fred is sadly aware of how he tried!

Stagonian nights must be terribly depraved.
Their Kings have become so sickly and afraid,
So filled with depravity
They catch their decaptivity
With bracelets behind so shiny and engraved.

In other news ....

Though the court does not wish to start the Witch Hysterias anew, it has taken notice of the purported activities of the recently ascended King Frederick De Vile of Stagonia.
As a consequence, we are recruiting specialists from the Rabbinate and also will encourage quarterly competitions in composing and painting distelfinks ... (probably spelt wrong ... those are the colorful, kaleidoscopic patterns used by the “Pennsylvania Dutch” and their German forbears to attract good spirits and drive off bad ones).


Stagonian Jeff said...


Your ludicrous limericks do not even know the name of your illustrious monarch.

He is Koenig Ludwig du Vile (not Frederick).

Your insults as well as our past history may well result in a change of rulers in your swinish hamlet.

Beware the wrath of Stagonia!

Frankfurter said...

Ah, the misnomer probably occurred due to these mischevious Gallian occupiers who continue to bring troubles and the French Disease among us!

Besides, the rulers have nothing to do with these rude verses ... they are merely an expression of the chimerical and low humor of the Free Citizens of Frankfurter ...

Frankfurter said...

Oh Ludwig the Luddite has ascended to his throne.
A DeVile he is, Flesh and corruption and bone.
His Accession was quiet,
Perhaps due to diet
OF Which Maurice was so fond, he’s gone beyond alone