Yes, What?


"Yes, What?" is the third song of David Leisner's song cycle Outdoor Shadows, which sets the poetry of Robert Francis.


The audio selection in the player to the right features Gioia De Cari, soprano, and John Olson, guitar. The recording is from 2006 (released by Talking Cat Records). Used with the permission of the composer. To listen, please click on the track name itself.

Yes, What?
by Robert Francis

What would earth do without her blessed boobs
her blooming bumpkins garden variety
her oafs her louts her yodeling yokels
and all her Breughel characters
under the fat-faced moon?

Her nitwits numbskulls universal
nincompoops jawohl jawohl with all
their yawps burps beers guffaws
her goofs her goons her big galoots
under the red-faced moon?

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