NEWER POST

Hey, Baltimore -- Feel Like Solving a Mystery?

OLDER POST

Does Joe Flacco Deserve to Be Paid the Big Bucks?

Culture, Featured

Pigtown Design: Armistead Maupin Pens “The Virtues of Baltimore” to Settle Bet with Laura Lippman

3 Written by: | Friday, Feb 08, 2013 10:19am

When it was determined that San Francisco and Baltimore would be playing each other in the Super Bowl, all sorts of bets were made between our two mayors, senators, congress-people and others. Amongst those who bet were novelists Armistead Maupin and Laura Lippman, who agreed to pen an ode to the other’s city upon losing the game.image

Herewith is the poem that Armistead Maupin wrote.

The Virtues of Baltimore (After Pondering Weak and Weary)

By Armistead Maupin

Who makes Baltimore so fine?

The Duchess of Windsor or Divine?image

Poe and his Raven or Mama Cass?image

The great John Waters or Ira Glass?image

Thurgood Marshall or Adrienne Rich?image Barry Levinson or – sonofabitch—image

That linebacker who took a stand

For marriage equality in Maryland?

I lift my glass with a way-to-go

To Brendon Ayanbadejo.image

The End!

Read more at Pigtown Design

 

Leave a Reply



NEWER POST

Hey, Baltimore -- Feel Like Solving a Mystery?

OLDER POST

Does Joe Flacco Deserve to Be Paid the Big Bucks?

Most Comments This Week

22

Is There Email After Death?

Written by Marion Winik

Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 7:39pm

3

Pigtown Design: Gone to Ruin

Written by Meg Fielding

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 9:09pm

2

Baltimore Judge Suspended for 'Sarcastic' Comments

Written by Robert OBrien

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 9:01am

Recent Comments

Mikey
Is There Email After Death?

"I've been searching for a piece to articulate the loss of my mom and finally I have found...

Diploma John
Baltimore Judge Suspended for ‘Sarcastic’ Comments

"It sountds like the judge is auditioning for one of of those awful Court TV shows.

Frank Locke
Baltimore Judge Suspended for ‘Sarcastic’ Comments

"Seriously? A Baltimore City Judge? With the idiotic stuff stuff they see on a daily...

S A Fisher
Homesick for Baltimore? Order Baltimore in a Box

"You need to add a bottle of Baltimore Barbecue Chesapeake style.

c r price
Is There Email After Death?

"As the newly orphaned friend above...thanks for a moving tribute not only to lovely Jane...