Margaret Alice

Rookie - 3 Points (The Crystal Age / Pretoria - South Africa)

Pratchett: Looks Down On The Phantom For Having Bad Taste - Poem by Margaret Alice

After dissatisfaction with
Pratchett’s cynical presentation
of the opera experience of a gifted singer
lacking the looks, I began a story in my head;
right now the heroine, very gifted, also plain
in appearance, is singing “Labiamo”
from La Traviata in the most enchanting
mellifluous voice, with nuances and facial
expressions that make the listener forget
just how plain she is in the delight of
her marvelous rendition of this vivacious
song. Carried away by this fantasy I cannot
concentrate on work at my desk but now I need
never see such a fantastic performance for
the joy of having the experience, in my story
she receives the accolades she deserves
and she looks down on the Phantom
for having bad taste!

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 13, 2011

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