The Compulsive Reader: Moby-Dick In Verse

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Moby-Dick In Verse

So, one of the things I love about HB is that she is a fantastic writer. And while we have struggled through Moby-Dick lately (we're stuck somewhere between the one-third and halfway through), she turned her brilliant talents to poetry. And then after I asked very nicely, she kindly acquiesced to letting me share it with you all!


There once was a whale that caused a great fail
On the part of a captain who just so happened
To loose an appendage replaced by a peg.

Now the captain did not like his stump so he set out to trump
This whale and gain retribution for his fail.

The captain took his ship into the blustering waters,
Where the whale simply spouted for hours.
Harpoons showered from the towering mast but the whale had his last.

Now the captain has met the worst of luck,
He and his crew have sunk.


You guys. Moby-Dick is so not fun. But HB is, and she's keeping me sane.


Marie said...

Is HB a blogger too?

The Compulsive Reader said...

No, she is not...at least, not that I'm aware of. I mean, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that she has a blog of all of the ridiculous things I do, but...I don't think she does. I hope not.

Marie said...

Ha lol. Well she sounds cool I'd read her blog.

Mary Preston said...

Thank you for the laugh. I loved this!!