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Mrs Macroon or MacGoon appearing from a lagoon | 05-Mar-09

Mock horror poem that features a Mrs Macroon or MacGoon appearing from a lagoon.

It was in an anthology and has about 10-12 verses, about 6 lines a verse, with lots of oon rhymes.

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I think this must be Various Endings for An Old Ballad, which originally appeared, apparently, in a book by Paul Dehn, called For Love or Money... but Mrs Ravoon has since passed into popular tradition.
Tina Rath

Thank you (once again) Tina Rath for helping us identify a poem. Our enquirer will be delighted.
Poetry Library

'Alternative Endings to an Unwritten Ballad' can be found in Paul Dehn's For Love and Money, which was published by Reinhardt in 1956.
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