Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Verse And Worse

Random Wit, Errant Rhyme. Not A Literary Crime

I sometimes wonder if Sir Roger Bannister
Sprayed his spikes with an aerosol canister
And if he ran laps near the banks of the Nile
While he trained to break the four-minute mile


74WIXYgrad said...

Sir Roger knew he had to pace
To win this record setting race
Another fact was not a hint
A mile run is not a sprint

smithsan said...

A Translation and an Essay Bloomington 1973, some have interpreted the Vita Nuova as Dante's self-critique. His main problem is that he doesn't know the object of his love poems, Beatrice, so his poems are self-indulgent.

Maggie May said...

I'm glad that he didn't run near the Nile,
Cos he might've been eaten by a crocodile!

I remember when he won that race! I was young, mind!