Saturday, June 20, 2020

The Towering Truth

An Untrue Watchtower
Old Terrapin, the High and Mighty Low,
addressed bold Pound with words as brave could show:
"Of Mighty Yertle's fall,
please do, O Pound, recall,
and make me not past proper limits go."

The word "true" can mean "straight," as any carpenter would tell you. This implies that "untrue" would indicate "leaning," in this context, anyway. A leaning tower! But turtles all the way down . . .


At 9:46 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

Was the leaning-tower joke there to a Pisa literary god?

At 6:17 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Consider a stack of pizzas . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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