Friday, October 05, 2012

Open letter to the phrase, "I will now entertain a motion to adjourn."

Dear the phrase, "I will now entertain a motion to adjourn,"

May I say that, at the conclusion of a meeting at the end of a long week, few words have ever sounded sweeter?

I observe now, many hours hence, that you have a lovely rhythm--like many great phrases, you start out anapestic and end up iambic,

which makes quite a fancy little dance out of an intent to bring proceedings to an end:

O the phrase "I will now entertain a motion to adjourn," you gratify equally in the hearing and the saying!

And upon my uttering the phrase "I will now entertain a motion to adjourn," the motions fell thick upon the ground, and we were agreed: the adjournment moved, seconded and concluded, executed as those present took up the call:

and thus word was deed:

the end, and we parted, and the meeting was no more.

It's very impressive how you do all that,

htms

2 comments:

Stephanie said...

And, my dear HT, may I applaud that manner in which you so beautifully and swiftly dispatched with all necessary meeting-ly business so that we could end the long week? Those of attending the meeting from the Easter Time Zone thank you, a LOT! :)

Emma J said...

I have become too dumbed down by Facebookian and so my commentary has almost dwindled down out of the verbal realm into mere buttons of (Like) and :) but I do, I do LIKE and my face is all over smiling. It rejoices me whenever you entertain motions and notions of any kind here where I can overhear them!

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