Sunday, April 1, 2012


Vampira's a belfry-belle flapper
Nocturnal, by day she's a napper
Her face will stay pinched
Though her waist is so cinched
That a quick gust of wind may well snap her.

David Cairns

Vampira was the first television horror host. Here's our limerick obit on the wasp-waisted star of Plan 9 From Outer Space.


surly hack said...

David, this is certainly one the best play on words in a title we (meaning you) have ever come up with. "Sepulchritude" should be the name of a classy girls and ghouls mag. Unless that's oxymoronic.

D Cairns said...

Class with a capital "K".

Yeah, I was pretty chuffed with the title, and expect to use it elsewhere when possible. It was immediately clear I had to write a limerick so I wouldn't forget it.