BCC administration today suggested that we need more posts. “Ten thousand more,” they said. This is my response:
Who wishes so? If we are marked to be read than
Those gentle readers who do partake of our fare
Shall be blessed, and those who do not accurs’d shall be,
But to wish this day for more posts?
Nay. The fewer posts the greater
Share of honor shall be ours.
By Jove I care not for what hits upon these dark pages
we do receive, nor care I to prance re any such pale statistics,
But comments? If it be sin to covet comments,
Then in troth I am guilty of the blackest heart, and
My name is besmirched with that pride
That marked sweet Eden’s serpent.
No. Faith, I wish not one more paragraph.
For I would not lose that honor that such
Numerous comments bring. Posts? I
Wish not one more! Proclaim it!
Who will not gladly comment on this day
I would fain be rid of their company.
This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.
And she that comments on this day,
Will stand tip-toe when this day is named
And rouse her when this day is remembered.
She shall pull out this post and show with pride
And say ‘These flamings I had on Crispian’s day.’
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What comments he made that day.
Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-Evans the King, Bishop Mark,
Tracy of the artistic hand, Bold Margaret, Kristine the Wise, Bright Cynthia,
Of Jo(h)ns four—Lordly all, Gentle Kathryn, Kevin and Scott of Bs,
Karen the Brave, Head Master Ronan, Fair Amri the Fun, Brad the Bright,
J. of the N-S, Norbert of the North, Witty Rebecca,
Fierce Russell, Mighty and Strong Kris, Splendid Natalie, and
Sam The Magnificent.
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of bloggers;
And those that comment on this day shall be our fellows,
Be they ever so trollish,
But this day shall grant insight to their comment.
And those offline this day shall
Think themselves accurs’d they where not here
With us today and hold their profile
Cheap whiles any speaks that
Blogged with us on Saint Crispin’s day.
So come now fair lads and lassies,
Let us be merry, and let all comments
To this silly post
Be this day penned with a hey nonny nonny
And in that gentle and most noble style of the Bard
and thus honor this blessed St. Crispin’s Day