Wossnames and word games
Kingdoms and big flames
Lost puns and bird-names
Belching pyramids and large dames
Spineless wizards and whatnot
Weary Death and a parrot
Feet with multiple luggage
and dragons used as carriage
These are a few of my favorite beings
Witches, moonshine and broom flights
Ghosts pandering the limelight
Erudite swinging Librarians
And cruelly refined Patricians
Two-bit sorcerers with swords
Cowardly night guards and overlords
Dark wands with no master or helm
Firing off wars throughout the realm
These are some of my favorite spins
Through space turtle-back they go
Watch them fly cower trumpet and crow!
A brave new earth of old and yonder
The Discworld lies flat asunder.
All hail the great Sir Terry
A Magician trafficking in vocabulary
Edifying minute miniature deities
Out of Man’s tragicomic idiosyncrasies
Make them dance
Or make them sing
Turn them on their head
And write a new thread
Intricacies of finely spun language
Set the stage for Ankh Morpork’s garbage
In wossnames and word play
All is fair game, so they say.
In honor of Sir Terry, to some of Julie Andrew’s tune “These are a few of my favorite things”.
Painted memorial by Jim Vision and Dr. Zadok, East London.