The Birdman of Baldock!


Many years ago when I was in school, the English master (whose name has been lost in the mists of time) asked the class to write a non-sensical essay. When mine was handed back he had written the following: ‘It is indeed fitting that the best piece of work you’ve ever done for me is complete rubbish. Well done, keep it up.’ I think everyone should have an ‘Edward Lear Moment’ – this verse comes from one of those moments, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing the nonsense…

The Birdman of Baldock
(with apologies to Alcatraz)

In our town lives a man called Tweet,
Invites wild birds to his house to eat,
Sparrows, Starlings, Robins and Tits,
Can be seen through the windows eating tidbits.
Passing youngster’s (so I’ve heard),
Are inclined to give Mr Tweet the bird!

© Baldock Bard

The Baldock Saturday Car Boot Sale returns on the 14th April 2012