A Hammer met an Anvil one day,

“I’ve seen you about”, the Anvil did say.

“Yes, I’ve met you before in the past,

We were introduced by the Shoemaker’s Last”.

“What of the Last have you seen him about?”

“Now and again I‘d give him a shout.

He’s redundant in the old backyard,

And very despondent, he finds it hard”.

“But what about your brother the Sledge,

Since he broke his shaft when he missed the Wedge?”

“Oh, he’s all right now, you’ll find him around,

Either at the Forge or there on the ground”.

“What would you say if we all got together,

To remember old times and have a bit of a blether?”


Monty Alexander  25.4.97





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