With Apologies to Rabbie Burns

Amal El-Mohtar

Once upon a time, lo these many years ago, CSE Cooney and I were on the phone, chattering. I said something which led to her talking about DANGER and LUVE and I said “My Luve is like a bloody rose!” To which she replied, “That’s newly sprung from wounds!” Consequently we decided we had to pastiche the whole thing, line by line. So.

For your delectation, in honour of the bonny man himself and this day of his birth, we offer the following:

MY LUVE IS LIKE A BLOODY ROSE
by CSE Cooney and Amal El-Mohtar

My luve is like a bloody rose
that’s newly sprung from wounds
My luve is a cacophany
Come howlin’ from the tombs.

As fair thou art, my bony lass
So ravenous am I
And I will dig thy grave, my dear
With a trowel of thy thigh.

With a trowel of thy thigh, my Dear
So sweet and whitely…

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The BACT Mini-Tour

Banjo Apocalypse Crinoline Troubadours

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FIRST PERFORMANCE

The Buttery House Concert
Dorcester, Massachusetts
Where? The Buttery
What Time? Wednesday, July 9th
7 PM – 10 PM

Opening Act: The Midnight Belles
(Goth Folkies Faye Ringel and April Grant)
Second Act: Celtic Elvis
(Jeremy Cooney, Guitar)
Intermission
BACT CONCERT

Admission:
Free. Donations accepted. Reservations required.
Email: aprilcatherinegrant at gmail dot com to reserve seating.

SECOND PERFORMANCE

READERCON
Burlington, Massachusetts
Where? Burlington Marriott, “Inspire” Room
What time? Friday, July 11th
4 PM

Guest Writers: Patty Templeton and Nicole Kornher-Stace

Admission:
Readercon Registration Fee

THIRD PERFORMANCE

Westerly, Rhode Island
Where: Maize N Manna Wholefoods
What Time: Sunday, July 13th
6 PM – 9 PM

Opening Act: Guest Artist “Celtic Elvis”
(Jeremy Cooney, Guitar and Vocals)

Admission:
Canned Foods or Dried Goods to benefit The Jonnycake Center of Westerly
Our local food bank and thrift store.

(A tip jar will also be passed, to help…

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