Sandwiches



You can buy them with sardine and garnish
You can buy them with turkey and chives
You can buy them with three coats of varnish
Or with honey brought fresh from the hives

You can buy them with ketchup and kipper
You can buy them with lentils and quince
You can buy them with furniture stripper
Or with lashings of gravy and mince

You can buy them with well-grated grub in
You can buy them with walrus and whey
You can buy them with double the dubbin
Or with chutney and cabriolet

You can buy them with chocolate and creeper
You can buy them with pond-newt and nut
But you're stuck on the overnight sleeper
When the Travellers' Buffet is shut


From the book Rime Present