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U.K. Poet laurete honors royal wedding with verse
Posted by: Talia (---.ply.kconline.com)
Date: April 09, 2005 09:08PM


Re: U.K. Poet laurete honors royal wedding with verse
Posted by: Desi (---.adsl.proxad.net)
Date: April 10, 2005 06:09AM

thanks. Think that answers my question. I'm not overly impressed.


Re: U.K. Poet laurete honors royal wedding with verse
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-04rh16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: April 10, 2005 12:39PM

Not too badly done, I didn't think. Four stanzas/16 lines of iambic pentameter rhyming xbxb. I did wonder about the hyphenated words (whether they should have hyphens I mean), and the capitalization of Spring. I always thought the season should have no capital S. Perhaps he did so to distinguish it from the simile of the stream, but I like the punning effect better to leave it with a small s.


Re: U.K. Poet laurete honors royal wedding with verse
Posted by: marian2 (---.range81-152.btcentralplus.com)
Date: April 10, 2005 03:50PM

Yes, it is quite well structured, but like most of his stuff it says nothing in a complicated way.


Re: U.K. Poet laurete honors royal wedding with verse
Posted by: Desi (---.adsl.proxad.net)
Date: April 10, 2005 06:27PM

technically good yes. But it just doesn't speak to anything but my mind.


Re: U.K. Poet laurete honors royal wedding with verse
Posted by: Talia (---.253.115.181.Dial1.Cincinnati1.Level3.net)
Date: April 11, 2005 10:39AM

it says nothing in a complicated way.

That reminds me of a lot of england. Unlike America, England is full of traditions for traditions' sake.


Re: U.K. Poet laurete honors royal wedding with verse
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: April 11, 2005 12:51PM

I think the last stanza would be better by itself. He gets too topical, in my opinion.


Re: U.K. Poet laurete honors royal wedding with verse
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: April 11, 2005 06:06PM

Shakespeare's histories for the same problem.


Re: U.K. Poet laurete honors royal wedding with verse
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: April 12, 2005 02:38PM

If anyone tells you that puns are the lowest form of humor, tell them poetry is verse


Re: U.K. Poet laurete honors royal wedding with verse
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: April 12, 2005 05:47PM

Or vice is verser.


Re: U.K. Poet laurete honors royal wedding with verse
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-04rh16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: April 13, 2005 11:33AM

Speaking of bad puns,

A Tenderfoot Scoutmaster, Kirk,
Has been driving the parents berserk.
"His behavior is rotten!"
They say, since he's gotten
A little behind in his work.




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