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August 05, 2005


Old Horsetail Snake has taken to poetry - I don't know if this is another of his money raising schemes but as here was no mention of his bestest buddy (Billy the Gate), I am guessing it was just the inspiration of an arctic moose artistic muse. He starts out explaining about rhymes and rhythm but towards the end he seems to run into the same problem as the young Japanese man of limerick fame*:

There is only one kind of poetry that really ought to be pandered to. That's the kind that has a message, sort of like a Sunday sermon. Here's what I mean:
"Time and tide wait for no man, and then kick ass, man."
"One fish, two fish, three fish, go fish,
"Be real careful when you're trimmin' blowfish."
"You ought to eat an apple a day,
"Unless you're really interested in buyin' your doctor another goddam Cadillac, and that ain't hay."

Go and read the rest of the article and then browse some of the other stuff on the blog. You will walk away feeling lighter in the heart and less stressed about the day - all that and it is free as well....

[* There was a young man from Japan,
Whose limericks never would scan,
Whenever asked why,
He replied with a sigh,
Because I always try to cram as many words in the last line as I possibly can.]

Posted by Peskie at August 5, 2005 12:00 PM


Gee, thanks Oz. Oddly enough I had heard about the Japanese poet but had plumb forgotten about his best work.

Posted by: Old Horsetail Snake at August 6, 2005 09:01 AM

Mind you, the Japanese fellow does not have your flair or talent :-)

Posted by: Ozguru [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 8, 2005 08:06 AM