“Adverbities of Eros”

Yesterday too little nevertheless
Thereupon notwithstanding everywhere
At that point next together the way that
Such as at length thus at the time as much as
Formerly less thither of yore
Here always in enough already near
Quite so sometimes almost a lot all right
Evermore such still within hard never
When hither wrongly once again
Forthwith gladly late in the day henceforth
Maybe drop by drop indeed all the way
Why face to face fast to be sure quasi
Immediately unhesitatingly
Thoughtlessly frontwards backwards squattingly
Non-stop post-haste suddenly from now on
In succession torrentially finally
Incessantly tomorrow emulously
Whereas along in turn now over there
Elsewhere today of course so there pell-mell
Outside there all of a sudden round about
No way in brief no better than so-so
Worse rather than better out worse and worse.

— Noël Arnaud, New Obervations, Vol. 99, 1994


About Edmark M. Law

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. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkLaw and Facebook. My email is edmarklaw@learnfunfacts.com
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6 Responses to “Adverbities of Eros”

  1. Abigail says:

    Yikes, What a roundabout poem. I had trouble keeping track of meaning the farther I read down the lines. Beware, o authors, of adverb abuse. I remember, reading through Harry Potter, that J.K. Rowling sometimes overused adverbs. (I still love the series, though.)

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  2. MY neverending somewhat exaggerated THOUGHTS from a less than interesting mind EXACTLY.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Oh my goodness. And you didn’t have to make up a single word. Exquisitely fun!


  4. anne leueen says:

    Squattingly…..love that word. I have to use it somewhere…..hmmm….


  5. Jack Shalom says:

    It’s better and better.

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