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The wild horse champs the Parthenon's top frieze
His nasal ecstasy beats best Cologne
Replies like this the dumbstruck brain may tease
While sharks to let's say potted shrimps are prone
How it suprised us pale grey underlings
Signalling gauchos very rarely shave
He's gone to London how the echo rings
Thou homestead hillside woodland rock and cave
Platonic Greece was not so talentless
A bird-brain banquet melts bold Mistress Mog
To prove mamma an adult with a tress
Southern baroque's seductive dialogue
And let you off from your opinions glum
The best of all things to an end must come


Raymond Queneau

Translation to English by Stanley Chapman
found in "Oulipo Compendium"
Atlas 1998, ISBN 0-947757-96-1

Idea and implementation by Magnus Bodin 1997
Produced in the wonderful country of Sweden.