We had buried some treasure (and bodies as well)A selection from “Captain Blackbeard Did What?”
And was just sailin' back from the cave,
When he calls fer boiled water
And stomps down below
An' gor' but he comes up shaved.
There's a chickenish stubble and fishbelly skin
On that face once so blazin' and brave
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
And things ain't the same
In the piratin' game
Since ol' Captain Blackbbeard shaved.
By Shel Silverstein In
A Light in the Attic
Harper Collins, 2001
In my book . . . Life would be good if we could retain our love of the impossible of our imagination.