I hardly dare post in such a cloistered community, but for those that find it funny:
You will be glad to know that my very being is dissolving into waves of pleasure and liquid pearls!
I'm swooning already!
I was hoping you would be. There is nothing like a swooning Pam. Hold on, I'll send people to catch you
Somewhere on my shelves is a copy of The Pearl, a collection of Victorian erotica.
There's some GREAT limericks in The Pearl.....I was amazed !
Sadly, I have not read it, and impossible to find in the library, no doubt. I blame Steinbeck (I sing the song of the morning) for stealing that title.
656 pages, cool! I will put it on my 'to purchase' list. I usually try to locate several titles to be ordered at the same time, saving on shipping charges, right.
If you dont already have it, may i recommend the Steinbeck King Arthur if you need to buy something else.
you MUST get The Pearl, Hugh....seriously......it's worth it for the limericks alone !
Johnny, which modernization of the Pearl did you find limericks in, or was it in th ME? Neither of mine (John Gardner and Gordon Hall Gerould) has anything other than 12 lines ababcdcdefef or ababababbcbc for the opening stanza. Maybe I'm thinking of another Pearl.
Let me know.
Johnny and I are talking about this book:
Sorry Pam (and Johnny) wrong fot Wrong fouth, insert, chew til' tender foot.
forth'rit, adj straightforward, frank [OE forth from fore before, OE riht right]
fron'tis-te-ri, n a thinking-place [Gr phrontisterion from phrontistes a thinker, from phroneein to think; applied by Aristophanes to the school of Socrates]
The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form
How to write good
Toi, thanks for the Michael O'Donoghue link.....he was one of my favorites, died too young, like Doug Kenny.......hard to believe he's gone 10 years....
Gutenberg now has an advanced search engine:
I tried typing in 'slithy toves' and got 8 spot-on hits.
Brilliant ...thanks Johnny ...have loved National Lampoon films since was a kid ...never realized ...they had reached cult status!!
There are some more writer's links here:
There are some more writer's links here:
..and back to poetry:
beautifulstuff2 - literature and language
Thanks Toi...I started reading the magazine in 1971....brilliant stuff, especially Michael O'Donoghue, Doug Kenney, and PJ O'Rourke...who I hope is still alive
In the words of Andrew Motion, “Eulogies are for everyone ...
Can I hear an Amen on that?
Hey Hugh, are you practicing to become an eratosphere moderator?
Not me, those folks are entirely too full of, er, themselves.
Here's one for (the missing) Chesil - Coleridge's lost poem, Lewti:
Lewti, Or the Circassian Love Chant
At midnight by the stream I rov’d
to forget the form I lov’d
Image of Lewti! from my mind
Depart; for Lewti is not kind.
The moon is high, the moonlight gleam,
And the shadow of a star
Heaves upon Tamaha’s stream;
But yonder rock shines brighter far,
The rock is (?gloss’d) with
Thro’ pendant boughs of
tressy Yew -
Here (?) and there it steals to view
Thro’ pendant boughs of tressy Yew
As bright a gleam and far more soft
There (?plays) from Lewti’s
From beneath her jetty hair,
The vine like tendrils of her hair,
Thro’ Locks so black and brow so
Circassian = Caucasian?
Tamaha - in Nigeria? Surely not Oklahoma USA
Prolly not Sammy's best, no.
Circassians are an ethnic grouping from the western part of the Caucasus.
Tired of those web sites that force you to login before they will let you view a particular page?
Here's another link for one which was closed:
bump for all you new folks that might want to look around
Searching for related words on a particular poem's topic? Here is a new feature from the OneLook site:
I am not sure why they call it a 'reverse dictionary', but it seems a nice tool to have available.
I don't know why I didn't delete Ramon's post during one of my frequent fits of omitomania.
now THAT I would have no objection to !
except then, you;d lose the meaning of Hugh's excellent Midas line
which would be a shameto lose
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/21/2005 09:26PM by JohnnySansCulo.
This site seems to be a valuable addition for used books searches:
Still no luck with Chance Hits by Norman Chance, though. Ilza has the only remaining copy in existence I fear.