• Caleb Parkin

NaPoWriMo 4.15: The Turnspit

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It’s very late and I have to work tomorrow, so this is a piece of Uncreative Writing, by turning this article content into a not-yet-very-good pantoum…

(The thing I liked the most about this rather hasty process was learning the word ‘lumpenproletariat’…)

The Turnspit

The downtrodden, lumpenproletariat, turnspit: Small, low bodied, short crooked front legs Darwin said, Look at that. That’s an example Because they were useful as foot warmers.


Small, low bodied, short crooked front legs They move faster if you throw in a coal Because they were useful as foot warmers They were allowed to come to church.

They move faster if you throw in a coal Not too close to the fire or they faint They were allowed to come to church Kitchen Dog, Cooking Dog, Vernepator Cur.

The transition from small boys to dogs Darwin said, Look at that. That’s an example Cheap, mechanical spit turning machines The downtrodden, lumpenproletariat, turnspit.

#history #pantoum #turnspit #dogs #NaPoWriMo

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