Monday, September 27, 2004

W. Reginald Bray

W. Reginald Bray
was a Victorian gent,
who tested the post
with whatever he sent

A collector of curios
and postal phenomena,
his passion was sending
all kinds of ephemera

The largest and elephant,
the smallest a bee.
A bicycle pump,
an old piece of tree

He carved his address
on a large knobbly turnip,
and sent it first class
so they could returnit

His collection of artifacts
was extremely contrived,
but his rasher of bacon?

It never arrived.

2 comments:

Roger Stevens said...

Fabulous!!!

Glad to see that the poetic muse hasn't deserted you.
And I haven't forgotten the Owl and the Pussycat!!!

Syl said...

Ah, just great fun to read. Well done, Michael!