Sunday 10 February 2008

Rowan Williams and sharia: time for some satire

Kim has written a nice satirical piece about why St Paul should resign from his position; and he’s also written a song for the occasion, “Sharia!” (to the tune of “Maria” from West Side Story).

This inspired me to write a limerick of my own:

        An archbishop once gave an oration
        On religion and law in our nation;
        When we heard what he said
        We all stoned him down dead,
        To protect our great civilisation.


Shane said...

A blogger named Kim Fabricius,
Is guilty of confusion most grievous:
So hates he enlightenment,
He'll sing for benightenment
And Muslim law most capricious.

This is a poem, so it must be right.

Ben Myers said...

Nice work, Shane! — I can see why you couldn't resist the "Fabricius / capricious" rhyme.

Meanwhile, I'm sure Kim is exercising tremendous restraint in not availing himself of the tantalising rhyme: "Shane / a royal pain"...


Anonymous said...

Hi Shane,

To have a poem written about me - gosh! I am touched, thanks. And no matter that it's critical. As Oscar Wilde said, "One can always be kind to people one cares nothing about."

And for a philosopher, the poem's pretty good. The scansion needs a bit of work, but you've done real well with a tough rhyme scheme (love the "benightenment"), and no doubt would have done better if you knew that my family actually pronouces Fabricius "Fabreeshus" - as in "specious" and "facetious". It's certainly a harder name to work with than Shane: "brain", "pain", "vain", "disdain", "cocaine", "Hussein" ...

Anyway, thanks again, mate, and keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ben - just saw your comment after I posted mine - ;)

Shane said...

As far as I'm concerned, abusive poetry is the highest example of the genre. (I tease because I care.)


Don't need it Kim. Writing blog comments is my cocaine.

But if you happen to have some . . .

Anonymous said...

Oi! "We"?!!

...when they heard what he said
they all stoned him down dead
...revealing their stupification...

Still, great limerick and thank God for the voices of you, Kim, Mike and others similar.

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