was the thing which spelled, letter by letter, in letters of light:
and it spelled two words, deliberately, coming to the end,
and going back to recommence: Drink ROBORAL"*
but stilletoes emphatically stilletoes even as high-heeled blues.
throes & woes
but undoes noes and yoes.
Foregoes no-go's so:
(which looks too much like backhoes in them thar hills)
Yet echoes with echoes or echos, vetoes vetoes and never banjos banjoes.
Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man,
when was the Great Vowel Shift
& should there be a comma before the and?
E. A. Costa
E. A. Costa October 24, 2016 Granada, Nicaragua
N.B.: *Alise Bulfin, “'One Planet, One Inhabitant': Mass Extermination In M. P. Shiel's
Purple Cloud" suggests plausibly Roboral—otherwise unknown apparently--was some
“fraudulent tonic”. It might be pointed out that Shiel was a Socialist and the name is an
anagram of “laboro”, “I work” in Latin, which works either in regard to Shiels or to some
contemporary patent medicine peddler having the very name of the tonic avowing that it works.