INSPIRATION, n. Literally, the act of breathing into, as a prophet is inspired by the Spirit, and a flute by an enemy of mankind.
“Ho-ho!” said the Scribe as he brandished his quill,
“I’m full of an inspiration!”
Said the blown-up Bladder: “I too have a fill,”
And he swelled with great elation.
Then that writer he sneered: “My friend, your own
Is nothing but just inflation.”
And that orb replied in a mocking tone:
“And yours is but dilatation.”
So they came to blows, and the Bladder blew
With a forceful sibilation,
And that Scribe’s remarks as he skyward flew
Were unfit for publication.