Why bother with HiawathaA Poem by Norman223
My less than serious appraisal of a famous classical character.
On the banks of Gitchigoomi
Lived Hiawatha, a Redskin Chief
Of whom Longfellow's lengthy poem
Gave absolutely no relief
From itfs incessant tom-tom style.
Which becomes so boring after a while.
Then Coleridge Taylor (now deceased)
Composed Hiawatha's Wedding Feast
With notes kept to a minimum
And the tom-tom beats ad nauseum.
But even in this boring form
It takes two hours to perform
So no wonder choirs rarely bother
To eulogise this Hiawatha.
Then some literary wag,(Anonymous) ***
Parodied the now eponymous
Hiawatha,as a bumbling twit and
Ditherer when he made a mitten
From some defunct old creature's hide
But found it too hard to decide
Should he put the fur side outside
Or should the skin side be the inside.
He cogitated, pondered, lingered
Then died of old age, frozen-fingered
© 2016 Norman223
Added on February 14, 2016
Last Updated on May 12, 2016
Essex UK, United Kingdom
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