the ballad of MacPherson


it hears say must it hear ye may
upon a day of May

whichsoeverness wanted lieve it may grieve
that whithersoever a lay

for to dancing might it somewaysoever come
unto the realm of a fay

some bumbled tuckward sonneteer solilo
-quizing as he may

preponderating drivels at the back bay of a font
many have it will say

lest doubtful sure we may obiter dicta ask
axe or cause to play

another vanishing point whence to receive
the figure of an antic hay