Yesterday, I was in a Modernist Gallery in Oxford, viewing a selection of Salvador Dali’s surreal sketches. I love his work. One, which I cannot find online yet, was of a bishop throwing a flaming Giraffe from a tower. I would have liked to have bought it, but only have the bus fare at the moment!
Anyway, some of you will know that I Am the Banana Poet – I write poetry (doggerel usually) on my partner’s banana daily… a delight for her lunch-box and a constant challenge to my creativity.
Today, I was inspired to fuse Spike Milligan’s almost surrealist style with the sketch by Dali that had clearly captured my imagination.
Here is the result:
A Flaming Giraffe
(Just for a laugh)
Was thrown from a tower by the Clergy;
But I think you will find
The Giraffe didn’t mind
‘Cos he’d given the Bishop the lurgy.