To the old, old Ford with a ding

Film "I hired last summer someone simian, King
Kong of Indies islands, fifty-foot-fierce Gorilla, out of hiding
After falling, feigning final death but breathing yet, and biding
Time there, how he swore that he could sell any third-rate thing
In a car lot! To the old, old Ford with a ding,
As a snake oil sales spiel hooks a hill-hick, the ape was guiding
A mark by monstrous hand, the rube then riding
Afar in that car, to escape him, an appeasement on the wing!"
-- Gerard Manley Hopkins meets Kong. See also David Mamet's version of 2001 in the Holy Tango of Literature. [via]

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