Tuesday, October 18, 2016

2269. À la recherche du temps perdu

If you're like me, you know things "about" lots of famous books which you haven't actually read.  A few days ago I was conversing with an e-pal and she said something about Paris and madeleines.

I pleaded ignorance to the tie-in.  She wrote back to say they were prominent in "Remembrance of Things Past."  The light then came on as I'd at least heard about Marcel's fondness for them.  It resulted in this limerick which I dashed off and sent her:

I'd forgotten those sweets loved by Proust
My poor recall came home to roost
Truth be known, never read
Anything which he said
So I'm glad that my mem'ry you've goosed.

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