Written for: dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics #427 - Mussenden's Temple "Write a poem using the word "folly" in it." (posted by MSJadeli) "In architectural terms, a folly is a structure made for decoration rather than function. The term also defines foolish decisions; Mussenden Temple on the north-western coast of Ireland, happens to embody both meanings of the word. The image clearly shows just how precariously the temple is perched. Although centuries of erosion have brought the cliff’s face ever closer to the structure, the Earl-Bishop originally had it built only about 30 feet from the edge. Since 1997, the National Trust has worked to stabilize the precipice."
There once was a lady named Molly considered by all to be jolly. Egged on by friend's cheer she drank too much beer When she fell, friends called it Molly's folly. https://dversepoets.com/2020/10/27/dverse-poetics-427-mussendens-temple/