Monday, March 16, 2009

Verse And Worse

Random Wit, Errant Rhyme. Not A Literary Crime

The Jubjub bird (or so I’ve heard)
Is never deterred by a hostile word
So we’ll fight it with guile and we’ll fight it with stealth
And we’ll go out in style, surrounded by wealth


Muthering Heights said...

That one is actually quite cute!

Pouty Lips said...

You're on a roll, you're hitting all of my favorites, first Jim Henson's muppets, and now Lewis Carroll's jubjub. Lewis Carroll is my absolute all time favorite. I'm loving this!

lakeviewer said...

How fun to stop and get a childhood rhyme to play with.

distracted by shiny objects said...

Hello. Cute post:>)You had offered me some advise a few weeks back about blog of note, but I haven't gotten it and think I could use some. Still dishing it??

SandyCarlson said...

Guile and stealth have their place
But if the Jubjub bird
Gets the last word
Is there a danger of losing face?

skywind said...

Oh, I am somewhat baffling. :)
Health is the Greatest Happiness
The World at The Present

Anonymous said...

David - great job of disguising your rhymes within the half-lines: deterred/bird and guile/style. I could hear the echo as I read it, but it took two reads to find the source. I also like the pacing of the first line - very thoughtful(ish) in tone, and gives us pause as readers.

Fandango said...

Cute little poem. Now try some using Quilly's words.

Anna said...

David you are really good at it! And now that I know you really, lol, wrote them, they are even better. Anna :)