/// Sir John Falstaff sat close to the table,
(or as close as his girth could enable).
He clutched his wine jug
and his full pewter mug.
He’s much better than real; he’s a fable.
/// A companion to youthful Prince Hal,
but not suitable as a King’s pal.
As a glutton, he’ll ape
the wine jug’s spheroid shape.
Sherry sack helps him keep up morale.