Can he impress with Beowulf
And C.S. Lewis, fairy tales?
Her glasses, large, close-matches his —
But does that mean there’s balanced scales?
He bravely tells the tale of troops
That Beowulf must bravely bring —
In lines alliterated long
Ago by bards who’d bravely sing.
Perhaps she has the interest
In myth; perhaps it’s really him,
And she will happily pretend
Until it, too, becomes her hymn.
Originally published at http://troycamplinpoetry.blogspot.com.