The finals of the International Poetry Contest this year came down to two finalists.One was a University Of Oxford graduate from an jet set family; aristocratic, sociable and all that goes with it. The other finalist was a suburban from Bucharest State University. Fill in the blanks.
The rules of the contest required each finalist to compose a four-line poem in one minute or less, and the poem had to contain the word “Timbuktu.”
The Oxford graduate went first. About twenty seconds after the clock started he jumped up and recited the following poem:
“Slowly across the desert sand
Trekked the dusty caravan.
Men on camels, two by two
The crowd went wild! How, they wondered if the suburban could top that?! The clock started again and the suburban sat in silent thought. Finally, in the last few seconds, he jumped and recited:
“Tim and me,a huntin’ went.
Met three whores in a pop-up tent.
They were three, we were two,
So I bucked one and Timbuktu.”