dVerse Quadrille #162: Cowbell Fever

I wrote this silly, nonsensical poem for the dVerse Quadrille #162 – “For whom the bell tolls” (a 44-word poem) where any meaning or form of the word bell was to be included. Click here to find more awesomely ringing poetry.


More cowbell!
Cowbell fever
removes reaper fear.
Play more cowbell.
Cure your Oyster.

This poem needs more cowbell.
Walken wanders and wonders,
Is there more cowbell out there?

Play the saw or rub your washboard,
a cowbell makes music from hell—
needs more cowbell!

Look both ways when you hear a cowbell because you are not the bull.
Mind the gaps to beat the raps.
Some skits and actors shall live forever.

The cowbell skit from SNL that took a life of its own. Since my previous link did not work outside of the USA, maybe this one will.



If that doesn’t work and you still want to see it, try this: https://vimeo.com/425939085




35 thoughts on “dVerse Quadrille #162: Cowbell Fever

  1. If that video (won’t upload in Canada) is of Will Ferrell, then I am very glad I cannot see it – Plus it would take away from your super fun take!

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    1. Right, Dale. And it is longer than I’d like.

      Thank you for supporting my muse. Kim mentioned musical instruments and cowbells in her explanation. I fell into it. 🙂

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      1. Way longer 😉

        Can’t say I blame you. Pretty much every challenge that passes my way would end up being about my renovation, so I withhold. I’ll just write a “bring y’all up to speed” post instad.

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  2. this is as musical as Swiss cheese which surely rings with cowbells. A fun response to the prompt Bill
    p.s. here in the UK did not work for me either but anything with Walken in it is going to ring with musical saw humour

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    1. Thank you, Laura.
      I tried another link, but it may not work. Someone suggested I imbed the link. I don’t know how to make it work.


  3. Loved it my friend, very cool. This past summer my wife found my old cowbell from my rock band days of the 60’s & 70’s — poor thing was beat to hell. Still can’t find my old tambourine.

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  4. I like your cowbells poem. “Play the saw or rub your washboard, a cowbell makes music from hell,” sounds like a garage band. My retired son plays the drums in a garage band, they get some paying gigs. I have a string of bells cowbell, not the larger bell that one of our cows back on the farm wore. Mine came from overseas, I think Switzerland, it always hung on the bedstead but since we moved it hangs on my dresser mirror. Can’t play that kind, can we?

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    1. Thanks, Jim. Glad you liked it.
      I confess that the saw and washboard alluded to Bonnie Paine of the Elephant Revival band. She does vocals, stomp box, washboard, djembe, musical saw, and cello. 🙂


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