Volume LIII Number 12
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Is this one Wagner’s Ring?
There’s a cycle in it somewhere.
We’ll know the show is over
when the Fat Lady sings.
There’s a cycle in it somewhere,
and the Nibelungen Ring.
When the Fat Lady sings
we’ll drive to Gotterdammerung
down the Nibelungen ring road.
In a Norbert Dentressangle truck
we’ll drive to Gotterdammerung.
Valkyries check their Vodafones
in a Norbert Dentressangle truck.
We’ll know the show is over when
Valkyries check their Vodafones:
is this tone Wagner’s ring?
The Quadrant Book of Poetry: 2001 - 2010
edited by Les Murray