Category Archives: Poetry
I’m on my way to Wheretown to dine with Mrs. Who. If I’m not there by whentime The guard won’t let me through. There’s going to be a why not — Oh boy I hope I win it — A … Continue reading
Rhyming [Nicolas Boileau-]Despréaux, in composing poetry, made his second verse before the first; and considered it as a very great secret in the art of [rhyming], which gave energy and meaning to the verse. Boileau used to relate, that he communicated … Continue reading
The following verse contains grammatical wordplays on the word “that”: Now, that is a word that may often be joined, For that that may be doubled is clear to the mind; And that that that is right, is as plain … Continue reading
A limerick fan from Australia Regarded his work as a failure: His verses were fine Until the fourth line. — Anon.
Happiness The ones who seek their happiness By buying cars and clothes and rings, Don’t seem to know that empty lives Are just as empty filled with things. — Bullet [Fredericksburg, Virginia], May 1, 1936 Mind Your Punctuation ‘Mind your stops’ is … Continue reading
In 1761, the Post Office in London received the following letter with an interesting superscription: About this time, twelve months ago, I sent a letter to Mr. Crow, — He lived then, when he does still: But leave this with, … Continue reading