Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Retiring "In Dillman's Grove"

Time for something new, but I can't let "In Dillman's Grove" just disappear, can I?

For those of you how don't know, John Lillison is a fictional poet from several Steve Martin gags and movies. This poem is more subtly bad than the other works of John Lillison.

"In Dillman's Grove"
John Lillison, England's greatest one-armed poet

In Dillman's Grove, our love did die,
And now in ground shall ever lie.
None could e'er replace her visage,
Until your face brought thoughts of kissage.

Here's another beaut by the one-armed poet.

"Pointy Birds"
John Lillison, England's greatest one-armed poet

O pointy birds, o pointy pointy,
Anoint my head, anointy-nointy.


  1. Oh, cranky boy.
    Oh, cranky, cranky.
    When you annoy
    we spanky spanky.

  2. Not too many days will pass without a quote from Dillman's Grove or Pointy Birds worked somehow into my conversation or internal dialogue. Too funny! I loved oh cranky boy...


  3. As long as we remember him, our memory of him will remain...

  4. Brilliant. To think all these years I have been misquoting as "beneath the ground 'ere it did lie". Thanks for the clarification!

  5. oh to be a one armed poet
    and have a statue in the street
    with lots of empty beer cans
    lying at my feet


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