passes for the offspring of the first Mercedes–Benz
and Leonard’s mother’s inherited Singer.
They work it by pedalling the treadle
—or sometimes by treadling the pedal—
which thereby provides daily exercise.
Thus, from Zeppelin-terrorised Paradise Road,
fly pamphlets, typographical errors and all.
By and by, their agricultural zeal
overlays the drawing-room carpet
with Virginia’s own, dizzying yield.