Friday, July 29, 2011

Take Osgood J. Wordwell's Poetry Workshop (and remain a cretin)

"No, no, this will never do!"
Cried Aldous Guggenheim Minton II.
"Not enough syllables," moaned McTibbles.
"Too many!" opined Millicent Duckworth-Fine.
"I've read it and now am losing my mind!"
Cobwebby critics, guarding the door,
Hope that you will not write anymore.
Learned women, serious men,
Hope that you won't write
Better than them!

____

a 55 for G Man

15 comments:

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

As the old saying goes:
"Those who can't, teach."

Fireblossom said...

There's another old saying. "It takes five foxes to fool the footman, but one to conquer a king."

Ponder that until your brain turns to gravy, then see me.

hedgewitch said...

Rebel Rebel
you tore your dress
Rebel rebel your iambic pentameter's a mess...


An in-form-ative and also somewhat de-formed 55, bringing total delight. You are hereby awarded the glitter bunny diploma signifying graduation with honors from U. of Rock.

Lynn said...

OK - still mulling that fox thing.

Fireblossom said...

Hedge--thank you for your analysis. All I can say is, *we love dancin' and we look divine...*

Lynn--I've got a million of 'em. ;-)

Brian Miller said...

why does it not surprise me you have a million foxes...form is just another way to restrain you...and restraint is rarely good unless foxes are involved...

Titanium said...

The expression on Cat's face is utter disdain... love it!

Mama Zen said...

You like bands when they're playing hard . . .

Oh, wait; are we not doing that anymore?

K9friend said...

That certainly brought a smile to me!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Sara said...

Shay,

Only you do perfect imperfection. I love the header image:~)

Have a relaxing weekend. I dare you!!!

Lolamouse said...

Hot tramp, I love you so! (couldn't resist!)

Alice Audrey said...

Don't let that hold you back. Show them what's what.

- Alice

G-Man said...

Jellicoe cats come out tonight...
Shay...
I always shudder and smile when I see that you played on the Friday Funfest.
Loved your 55
Top Notch Baby!!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

haikulovesongs said...

i must respectfully disagree with Brian's comment ~

"..form is just another way to restrain you."

there IS NO restraining you {at least in your writing} and i'm grateful there isn't. i need to start coming here every day to put a little Shay in my life. {smile}

have a fabulous weekend!
dani ♥

Lydia said...

Altogether charming, this one!