In his non-fiction book Wizardry and Wild Romance, Michael Moorcock critisises fantasy writer Lord Dunsany for having names that sound like a railway journey. It occurred to me that this could be done to lots of writers, including Moorcock. This was the result:
A trip along the railway
With torturer and sleazy fey
(Past peasants full of resignation
And no ideas above their station);
With Jerry, full of gloom and ire,
Gloriana’s unholy Quire;
Un-grey Dorian, Corum true,
Erekose, Elric – Eric too?
To Tanelorn, where shadows leak
(For Melnebone, change Mervyn Peake)
Being but a single person
They can get a Cheap Excursion!
This is taken from a much longer essay about Michael Moorcock, his criticisms of Tolkien and the question of fantasy in general.