An ode for Stewart Dunlop
Six spotted Burnets walked on to a bar
Having been seen by a steward, called Stuart
The felt the bar with their antennae
The crawled onto tubular galvanize and sat there
Each held their six black legs akimbo
until they started grooming their antenna
with their pair of front legs.
With dashing black and red spotted wings,
they were seen by a brazen cow,
who started to lick the metal of The Gate.
Yellow Ragwort flowers in the adjacent field
swished their Buachailaun Buis in the breeze.
A Cattle Egret hopped from the cow’s back
onto the top rung and pecked.
He moved his binoculars.
No, it is not ! That is a Pied Wagtail.
This play is about five spotted Burnett’s
who walked on to a bar at The Gate.
In the Burren.
They ordered three red spots each,
and by Midleton
tucked them on to each wing
They were soon tidily …
Is this a red necked footman or what?
The whiskey made the cow red-green colour blind.
She now could not see the red spots.
It must be a Red Necked Footman, so.
She was sort of tidily too.
Friskily swishing her antennae.
And out with the Bodhraun,
And where is your cipin now.
28 July 2021