Saturday, April 05, 2008

Verse And Worse

Random Wit, Errant Rhyme. Not A Literary Crime

Juliet did suitors scan
For Romeo she pined
The play was one small step for man
One giant appeal for mankind

11 comments:

quilly said...

Poet, oh Poet,
Wherefore art thou, Poet?
Deny thy syntax and forget they meter,
Because thanks to free verse none of that other stuff matters anyway.

the amoeba said...

My partner's been judged to have done some fine work there. "$300 or thirty days."

The thing I remember most about that play is the commentary by the eminent Shakespearean scholar and Kittredge student, Richard Armour. Who wrote that R & J entered the play callow and impetuous, and left it noble, dignified, and dead. Armour was famous for pointing out how often one could slip up on that kind of appeal.

Merisi said...

Where would we be without "The Bards"? ;-)

Akelamalu said...

That nurse had a lot to answer for!

the mother of this lot said...

But then she thinks she'll play a trick,
Determined him to marry,
It all goes wrong, and before too long
It ends in hari-kari.

Monique said...

:-D

Casdok said...

I like it!

Seamus said...

I suspect the old Bard is smiling!

Have an excellent weekend :)

Bubba's Sis said...

Oh, I like this one!

jennifer h said...

How? she marvels. How does he come up with this stuff?

Daryl E said...

and definitely not a waste of time