I have been wanting to post a post titled “Untitled”. However, I have no idea what to post with that title until I found the following poem by Kenneth Leonhardt:

This poem’s title is Untitled –
Not because it is untitled,
But because I am entitled
To entitle it Untitled.

If I’d not titled it Untitled,
It would truly be untitled …
Which would make me unentitled
To entitle it Untitled.

So it is vital, if untitled,
Not to title it Untitled,
And to leave that title idled,
As a title is entitled.

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My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. You can find me on Twitter` and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com

33 thoughts on “Untitled

  1. Well, imagine my surprise to come across this poem of mine published here. I assume you found it on page 129 of THE RANDOM HOUSE TREASURY OF LIGHT VERSE (1995) or in a post on my mistermuse blog (THE OBSERVATION POST), but if you saw it elsewhere, I’d be interested in knowing where.

    In any case, I appreciate your attributing the poem to its proper author, and I thank you for your good taste in choosing it! :)

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    1. I have no idea it was you who wrote it. I found it in my old file but I haven’t included the reference for some reason. Though I think that I got it from the Random House book you mentioned since that file was dated 2002.

      I am Abyssbrain by the way, formerly blogging at Mathemagical Site.

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      1. I really apologize mistermuse , it was all mine misconception even though Edmark M. Law mentioned the writer’s name. Actually, I really liked the framework of poem and the word play. Mine intention was just to appreciate the writer. It was your kindness that you forgave me. I’m grateful. 🙂

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    1. Well, old pal, the cat is out of the bag — now you know mistermuse’s real name (though by any other name, I would smell as sweet). However, I’d prefer if you don’t share this info with your furball Garfield, as I suspect he can’t keep a secret, and I prefer to remain indognito.


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