Wednesday, 16 December 2009

ode to Percy Bisque Silley

after so long

romantic dandy is back
now my bleak days pass fast
when without a single hiccup
I read his queer posts
on rice brans,
and wheat flakes;
he also speaks of his mistress
squealing with delight
over their said intimacies
(so he says, but I think otherwise)

"for all his silliness, he has been knighted
by the same event, we are blighted & slighted"


Please do check out: Percy Bisque Silley: A Romantic Dandy


  1. too funny...never heard of him, I guess you've piqued my curiosity ;)

  2. Will check out this blog, but your way of introduction was too, too good.

  3. Tripathy Antipathy

    O vile pathetic pretense!
    Gautami Tripathy pretends antipathy
    In peripatetic verse that, verily,
    Treads pedestrian in all comparison
    With mine as relentlessly she seeks
    To discredit a Poet of mettled Merit
    And Superior Wit such as Blogdom
    Never did espy ‘afore this time
    And who (by which I do refer to me)
    I ought to add (no more than
    Parenthetically) in days of yore
    Was summoned intimately
    With indiscretion sweet by one
    I shall not name for Honor’s sake –
    Her words with reference to perhaps
    My reach, perhaps my stamina, ‘tis never
    Mine to know, I cannot state…
    In any case, she let is slip so lavish and unchaste:
    “Come, O hither come to Momma
    My Mohammed Ali of Amour.”

    Ever Yours in Manful Modestly,


  4. Very witty. You made me smile, and like Lorraine and Thom, curious to find out more.

  5. A wonderful introduction and way to produce a smile.

    Well done!

  6. It just gets better and befuddlier. :) Delightful!

  7. Mark: By way of a more scholarly Introduction, please see "The Complete Poetry of Percy Bisque Silley" published by Johns Hopkins Universities Presses.

  8. Nicely done, I got a good chuckle

  9. I can see you're having great fun here, Gautami, as is Mr Silley!

  10. That was a really funny read. Thanks for posting.

  11. Gautami, thank you for making me smile with this poem, and for sharing. :)

  12. Ms. Tripathy: When will you frankly acknowledge that you blog from a flat in the Bronx? I have analyzed your writing style... India indeed...

  13. Great fun. Nice that it elicited a manly, modest response from PBS.

  14. loved it and thanks for dropping by This Blog Of Mine.

  15. My first thought after following the link: oh, two of one kind. Then I saw the comments of PBS - and do not understand why he doesn't like your commendation.

    Best wishes

  16. I like the wordplay here and slant rhymes. This is quite witty.

  17. Paul Oakley: So ah-reckon mebbe yer kin to the fabled Annie?

    R. Broeker: Then in truth, Sir, you understand not much.

    I pull thy Beard and patronizingly tousle thy head. (Or “noogies” as Ms. Americanisms would doubtless declare…)

    David Moolten: Me or her?

    Answer astutely Man - elsewise I am prepared to issue forth a Challenge…

  18. Than you for bringing some delightful fun to my world today, Gautami! =D

  19. I'll be so disappointed triptoes if you are not blogging out of New Delhi and are wearing a cardigan and felt slippers in the Bronx.All my images are in place.
    Yours..waist length hair,colourful
    saris and lots of tinkling gold arm and ankle bracelets.

  20. It seems I have walked into the middle of a tryst. ;-)

  21. I liked the rice bran and wheat flakes. gave me an impression of the character.

  22. This made me giggle - not exactly meteoric or moonly in the conventional way yet... somehow... fitting.

  23. Deb: Welcome then!

    Peggy: But you must attend more carefully. No wheat flakes were e'er mentioned - I cannot stress this enough, and it is perchance one matter upon which Ms. Antipathy and I remain in staid Agreement.

    Julie: Moonly? 'Tis a tunely word and mellifluous enough; I cannot object.

    A Question Engendered: Why do my threads attract almost exclusively the fair sex? I do realize that a certain searing masculinity penetrates my parlance, but fear not. I do not mean to threaten others of my gender and would frankly value the insights of other men, tho of course you cannot hope to be as moonly as me. (Please see above for "moonly.")

  24. silleeeeeeeeeeeeeeee no doubt..and enjoyable...thanks for this

  25. from Therese L. Broderick--

    "(so he says, but I think otherwise)" --

    Isn't that always the way with poets and their readership?! One says something, the other thinks otherwise!