Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A poem which attempts to dissuade you from bringing your Hornet to the Jeweller

Just in case you were planning to bring along your winged friends when heading out shopping for "Compulsory be romantic and spend lots of money" day.

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A poem which attempts to dissuade you from bringing your Hornet to the Jeweller

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Don’t bring your Hornet to the Jeweller

She’s worse behaved than Ferris Bueller

Like Cruella De Ville, but even crueller

Twould be a deplorable sight

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Your silk spinning flyer, all dazzled by diamonds

Would be sparkle-seduced to a life-time of crime and

Not rest till the nest is all golden designs and

Fancy things for her nuptial flight

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She’d want rubies and jades for the entire colony

Would argue for emeralds on her arguable knee

This flashy queen would owe a fierce alimony

For the grubs in their combs snug and tight

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You’d find that her Vespa-ness surely would sting

With every watch, she’d want a matching fine ring

And bracelets and bangles, in fact everything

No Jeweller for your Hornet today

11 comments:

Words A Day said...

read the poem just in time!
- nothin worse than a sparkle-seduced Hornet, i'd imagine...it would be the cover of Hallo next..

120 Socks said...

What a demanding Hornet you have, surely the entire breed can't be that bad!!!

Domestic Oub said...

Worse than magpies for shiny things are the hornets...

Niamh B said...

Phew, Words, glad to have been of service.
I've done my research socks, 99% of em are bad, and 1% are terrible.
At least they have a bit more colour sense Oub, black and white is so last century.

Titus said...

Oh God. I'm a hornet.

Niamh B said...

Knew it Titus!!

The Dead Acorn said...

Shopping with hornets would leave me quite frazzled
And give whole new meaning to the term “bee-jazzled.”
While buzzing about with a bevy of bling
Might boost up their beauty, it won’t soften their sting.

New knowledge (directly and indirectly) from the poem: Hornets spin silk, and the silk has peculiar thermovoltaic properties. These poems are way more educational than my 14 years of K-12.

Niamh B said...

well thanks to you acorn, I just learned what thermovoltaic means. Love bee-jazzled by the way.
Fab stanza

Totalfeckineejit said...

One of your best. Opening two lines brilliant.DEfinitely one for the book.
A real Bzz about it. Fablo!

Totalfeckineejit said...

Poemish as well as craic an ting like. Ya dig?

Niamh B said...

Why thank you kindly sir

:)