Sing Haughty Yacht-y Yea


Sing haughty yacht-y yea

bayboats purse seine whey
   journey yearlong gay
laddy inured dryup
   haughty yachty yea
 
mildred mayhem dewlap
   naughty jaunty jay
car sons caught in capers
   haughty yachty yea

vicar baking in butterfat
   orphan boy screwed in larder
bluejay frollic jane
   and a haughty yachty yea
 
bombs in bay bombard
   dickson singsick cockpit
french chicks s’envoyent en l'air
   oh a haughty yachty yea
 
idols jailed in temples
   choked in garlandy incense
priestly eyedance pose
   yes a haughty yachty yea
 
masons’ mildewy masters
   with compass stone and pilasters
plan solomon’s might on earth
   yea sing haughty yachty yea

royal houses love in stables
   lords and ladies love in regalia
loving ones love in limbo
   cry haughty yachty yea
 
dote on damsels in december
   hey yachty haughty yea
make them deliver in september
   ho yickety yackety yea eh
 
 
 
©T.Wignesan - Paris, May 4, 1997

[from the collection : longhand notes: a binding of poems. Paris: 1999]

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