There was a young poet of Thusis
Who took twilight walks with the Muses.
But these nymphs of the air
Are not quite what they were
And the practice has led to abuses.
Anon (like all the best limericks)
The illustration is – you could perhaps have guessed this – by Ferdinand-Victor-Eugène Delacroix (1789-1863). This particular Muse is about to land enthusiastically on Hesiod, probably the poet that the author of the limerick had in mind. It seems unlikely that Hesiod ever visited Thusis, but what would you choose to rhyme with Muses? 🙂