April 29th, 2004

Fishy Circumstances

Roses are red, violets are blue

I haven't read The Romance of the Rose in a very long time, so the opinions voiced in the following poem are more a reflection of the literature I've read since that time than my own opinion. I'm sure it's a much better tale than many passing comments on it would have you believe; although most of it is digressions.

Encyclopedic enterprise,
Twenty questions, truth or lies:
Jean de Meung killed - over time -
the song which charmed Lorris did rhyme.

Digressive, though impressive,
it's distressive and oppressive.

The citadel is overrun,
The rose is plucked, the war is won.