Here we are, stuck:
In the mire.
Watch our World col-
Lapse around us,
Under water, drying up, so have a nap.
Each in big tubs
Each with loofah.
Through the landa,
Run offshore, and cook the books, pension in handa.**
What is it that
Crossed the wires?
Cave-folk knew it,
But we blew it:
Travel light, and share the feast.
Take time to chew it. ***
* Pooh Bah: self-important individual, influential, many titles including Lord Chief Justice, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Master of the Buckhounds, Lord High Auditor, Groom of the Back Stairs, and Lord High Everything Else; from Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, "The Mikado."
See://www.bartleby.com/59/4/poohbah.html; and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Poobah
"The Mikado": http://math.boisestate.edu/gas/mikado/html/index.html
Click there for the cast: at Plot Summary -
an alternative grouping for People of the Nations --
1. The Mikado himself
2. Nanki-Poo, his son who loves Yum-Yum
3. Katisha, an older lady who loves Nanki-Poo
4. KoKo Lord High Executioner of Titipu
5. His wards:
5.2 Pitti-sing, and
6. And the choruses - school-girls, coolies, guards and nobles,
Pooh-Bah, The Lord High Everything Else
Pish-Tush, a noble, a lord
** Doggerel rejectus: Can't use square rocks for our wagons - spread some wheels. Nobody understood it. We did. See doggerel - 14th Century roots, ://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doggerel
** See background of original "Camp Granada", to be sung to "Dance of the Hours," at ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello_Muddah,_Hello_Fadduh; and the full verses at ://www.kafejo.com/muziko/misc/granada.htm