How Much is a Penny?

Step lively round the hollow men
Hollow men hollow men
Step lively around the hollow men
God knows what time in the morning.

Between the shape and the form,
Between the color and the shade,
Between the gesture and the motion,
The forgotten grail, a shallow dish.

[Borrowing T.S. Eliot’s broodiness
on such a day as this~ for Real Toads]


13 thoughts on “How Much is a Penny?

  1. The image of a “hollow men” (both figurative and literal) are very scary. Where have the insides go? What’s going to fill the emptiness? “Step lively” and carefully.

  2. Nice parody – and intriguing finish, with the idea of the grail being not only forgotten but shallow.

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