Treasure Island

gershon hepner

(5 3 38 / leipzig)

yung and freudened


When men are yung they are easily freudened
of marriage against which they're hardened, till hoydened,
and when they get older they're even more wary
of marriage, towards which their thoughts are contrary,
until they're discovered by hoydens who're smarter
than they and can turn them to meat-market martyrs
who're willing to burn at the stake, till well-done
when they learn that's the only way they can have fun
with the hoyden whom they, when still freudened and yung,
would never have married though out might hung,
as happened to me once, when found by a hoyden
who hung out in Gower Street when not in Croydon,
and occurred to my son when a girl he had logged
onto, dating through Frumster, and jogged,
jogged his mind to make sure that he took such a fancy
to her that he married her, martyred in Monsey,
which isn't as bad s it sounds. He was picky,
but less mavericky once rigged up with Ricky.
It's often not easy to silence a table,
but thesetwenty lines surely prove I am able.

In Ronana McDonald's review of Henry Hitchings 'How to Review Books You Haven't Read' he declares:

Remembering your favorite line from 'Finnegans Wake' is 'they were yung and easily freudened' will silence the table.

11/14/08

Submitted: Thursday, November 27, 2008
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