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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Poetry Corner, Hokey-Pokey edition

Last night, Eleanor came in, struck a pose, and declaimed,

"Who has seen the plunger?
Neither you nor I
But when the toilet overflows
The plunger is nearby."

And so! On that note, Thomas D of Dark Speech Upon the Harp gives you The Hokey-Pokey, in the style of

Thomas Hardy
Edgar Allen Poe
TS Eliot, Roethke, Emily Dickinson, Allan Ginsberg
Wallace Stevens, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mary Oliver
Celtic Hokey-Pokey: Seamus Heaney, Dylan Thomas, Gerard Manley Hopkins
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Bob the Ape retorts with:

Edgar Lee Masters
Omar Khayyam, in the FitzGerald translation

Actually, you should just read down both their sites for the limericks.


Brandon said...

The Edna St. Vincent Millay one is spot on.

Andy said...


Also, I am reminded of this: