John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647-1680), provides his rude answer in his poem, below:
Have you seen the raging stormy main
Toss a ship up, then cast her down again?
Sometimes she seems to touch the very skies,
And then again upon the sand she lies.
Or have you seen a bull, when he is jealous,
How he does tear the ground, and roars and bellows?
Or have you seen the pretty turtle-dove,
When she laments the absence of her love?
Or have you seen the fairies, when they sing
And dance with mirth together in a ring?
Or have you seen our gallants make a pudder,
With Fair and Grace, and Grace and Fair Anne Strudder?
Or have you seen the daughters of Apollo
Pour down their rhyming liquors in a hollow cane?
In spongy brain, congealing into verse?
If you have seen all this - then kiss mine arse