"Still Life with Birds and Desserts," by Halpern‘Aesop’s Gelato Parlor’ by G. M. H. Thompson The Society October 9, 2016 Humor, Poetry 5 Comments There was a king who sought to enter Law, for as he noshed a cone of Rocky Road, the Emperor of Ice-Cream froze his jaws & caused the Queen to love pie á la mode. The Court’s legates cold Caesar’s claim endowed when, like sorbet in August heat, they fixed the parley for a Sundae, which allowed the parfait-lord to melt it with a lick, yet though the suit dissolved, that frigid tzar still tasted justice like old Custer’s stand because thenceforth his ices reeked of tar & all his custard seemed to be was sand, for deeds of ill & dairy sweets (if spilled) both leave their mark malevolent & chill. G. M. H. Thompson’s publication credits: Scifaikuest, Shemom, Bear Creek Haiku, Haikuist, Anti-Heroin Chic (formerly Heroin Chic), Old Red Kimono, Road Not Taken: The Journal of Formal Poetry. Let Us Go, a poem by G. M. H. Thompson, won the Winter 2016 Heart & Mind Zine Judge’s Choice award in the category of poetry. Four of G. M. H. Thompson’s as-yet-unpublished poems will appear in the forthcoming 2016 anthology of Scurfpea Publishing. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 5 Responses Alan J. Blaustein October 10, 2016 Competent rhyme scheme, funny, and it scans! Nice shot at Stevens, there. Reply G. M. H. Thompson October 10, 2016 Your words are very kind, and thank you for noticing my reference to Stevens, although it was not necessarily meant as a shot at him, more of just a somewhat playful exploration of one of his more famous characters. Reply dddd October 19, 2016 scans? Reply Hibah Shabkhez October 11, 2016 Jolly droll … does the heart good to read this kind of humour from a modern pen! Reply G. M. H. Thompson October 12, 2016 Thank you; you’re very kind. Reply Leave a Reply to Hibah Shabkhez Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.