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March 03, 2005

poetry contest

Who said this:

* "a pair of ragged claws, scuttling across the floors of silent seas,"

* "Fear not, till Burnham wood doth come to Dunsinane."

* "His vorpal blade went snicker-snack, snicker-snack! He left it dead and with its head, he went galumphing back."

* "I grow old, I grow old. I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled"

* " Candy is dandy. But liquor is quicker."

* " Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio."

* "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I... I took the one less travelled by... and that has made all of the difference.

* "The fog crept in on little cat feet."

* "There was a young woman named Alice
Who used a dynamite stick for a phallus
They found her vagina in South Carolina
And part of her anus in Dallas."

I LOVE poetry.

Comments

.. no idea...
.. shakespeare...
.. carroll...
.. no idea..
...nash
...shakespeare...
...frost...
...sandburg...
...smith..

Posted by: Eric on March 3, 2005 12:52 PM

The stumpers are both from "The Love Song Of Alfred Prufrock" (I think there's a J in there somewhere). Can't for the life of me think of that guy's name. The Hollow Men guy. That one originally was going to open with a quote from Heart Of Darkness.

Posted by: Dave Munger on March 3, 2005 03:50 PM

Right on, Eric, I vote for Smith for the limerick also. If it wasn't Smith, you can sure tell where he got his poetic talent from.

Posted by: Rivrdog on March 3, 2005 04:11 PM

* "a pair of ragged claws, scuttling across the floors of silent seas," Dunno.

* "Fear not, till Burnham wood doth come to Dunsinane." That's from Macbeth, but I dunno which character said it.

* "His vorpal blade went snicker-snack, snicker-snack! He left it dead and with its head, he went galumphing back." Lewis Carroll, "Jabberwocky." The best advice I ever read (other than not to use my head for a hemorrhoid) was "shun the frumious bandersnatch." I can't say I always followed either piece of advice, but both were excellent.

* "I grow old, I grow old. I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled" Some old fart.

* " Candy is dandy. But liquor is quicker." Some lech.

* " Alas, poor Yorick. I knew him, Horatio." Hamlet. What a wimp.

* "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and I... I took the one less travelled by... and that has made all of the difference. Longfellow?

* "The fog crept in on little cat feet." Bullshit. When our cats get wound up, they don't sound like fog, they sound like a dang tornado.

* "There was a young woman named Alice
Who used a dynamite stick for a phallus
They found her vagina in South Carolina
And part of her anus in Dallas." Some ornery old runt.

Posted by: McGehee on March 3, 2005 04:39 PM

The pair of claws and the old rolled trousers are T.S. Eliot. Not sure but think both are from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock". Eric's got the rest.

Posted by: Stu on March 3, 2005 07:11 PM

"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by Thomas Stearns Eliot.
One of the best from one of the greats.

"In the rooms, the women come and go
Talking of Michelangelo."

(he says working from hobgoblin memory)

Posted by: BlogDog on March 3, 2005 09:39 PM

Not sure about the last one, but I think he was from Nantucket...

Posted by: Ernie G on March 4, 2005 08:16 AM

The "Burnham wood" quote is one of the witches. It's to trick Macbeth.

Posted by: dipnut on March 4, 2005 12:38 PM

No idea...
Macbeth
Ichobod Crane?
No idea
About every smartass in a bar I've met.
Hamlet?
Robert Frost
No idea
No idea, but I have heard a similiar poem about myself, it's called "The Man from Nantucket"

Posted by: Chris on March 4, 2005 04:49 PM

I loved to love
I loathed to loose
I loved to see
I loathed to turn

And then you came
your hair down
no scene of disheart
and then i realised
There is no love
There is no glory

For you opened my loathing eyes
and taught me to see
without fee

Posted by: Tanaia on March 15, 2005 02:45 AM

Prufrock
Witch, Macbeth
Lewis G Carrol
"When I am old woman, ishall wear purple, and learn to spit" (Jenny Joseph)
Ogden Nash
Hamlet
Robert Frost
Carl Sandburg
Anon aka Legion

Posted by: john c on April 5, 2005 01:21 PM
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