Contrivance is so natural to life
That art fears to reflect it.
Academicians suppress it.
They call it That Hideous Strength.

Renewed again, the myths, the mimesis,
Will take on forms of men at play,

Homo ludens
War games, dolphins dying,
Football players at the tubs.

Publish-it-yourself books abound,
And nouveau riche novices
Are forming corporations.
They think they think in terms of structure.

Do dapper dorks play whist at Wesley?
Is Wendal Wasp in Human Resources Management?
Should Fundamentalists attend A.A. meetings?


Copyright 1987 by Chauncey Rabbit