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Sunday, May 11, 2008

He Prefers Anonymity. Who is this Mystery Poet?

Come with your dangling participle!

Arrive with your gyrating gerund!

Apostrophe Now!

Please recollectThe Grammatical End Times are near!

Make haste with hyperbole and hyphen:

Onomatopoeia and peons alike -'Tis the age of oxy morons and wastrelsWho drink, eat, and do not treasure verse.

Come all avenging protagonists!With pen now mightier than sword.

Split infinitives and cleave dark derivativesRelease all bottled iambic pentameter!

Second comings are for dilettantes and dreamersArrive once and you'll conquer my heart!

Anonymous Bosch


Jim Calandrillo said...

this is a perfect poem for My Network!
David Mitchell

Jim Calandrillo said...

I have to reiterate just how wonderful this poetry is. please flush this poet out of anonymity.

Jim Calandrillo said...

why aren't there other poems included here?

Jim Calandrillo said...

i cannot for the life of me figure out who wrote this wonderful stuff, but i'm suspecting it is the son or daughter of an aldready famous poet; as in, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. my hunch is that the mystery poet is Edsel Aaron Poe, who weeped when he read is father's Raven.

Jim Calandrillo said...

on the other hand, it could also be Dicky Dickinson, Emily's love child.

Jim Calandrillo said...

My final, last guess is: G.E. Cummings, the electronic's wizard, who said he could give a rat's ass about his father's poetry. But, many will attest that they saw a bulb burning in G.E.'s bedroom many a late night.

Jim Calandrillo said...

Jeanne, you are truly a patron of lost poets. Thank you so much.

Jim Calandrillo said...

David Mitchell and I are sitting here having a beer at the vast Network of his. He is searching for more poems by the anonymous poet. "Only I don't get anything when I Google," he keeps saying.

Jim Calandrillo said...

This poet will one day be in The Dead Poet's Society.