Tag Archives: Poems

A Verse Full Of Footnotes

Edward Edwin Foot seemed to like using footnotes in his poems. For example, the last stanza of his poem “The Fallen Leaves”, published in The Original Poems of Edward Edwin Foot (1867) contained three footnotes: Altho’ we* mourn for one now gone, … Continue reading

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Haiku: Shell

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Gleanings From The Past #35

Lines Worked on a Hearth Rug Fair one, take heed how you advance, Nor tempt your own undoing; If you’re too forward, fearful Chance A Spark may prove your Ruin. — The New-York Mirror, December 27, 1823

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Lewis Carroll’s Curious Square Poem

The following is a curious “square poem” attributed to Lewis Carroll: I often wondered when I cursed, Often feared where I would be— Wondered where she’d yield her love, When I yield, so will she. I would her will be … Continue reading

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Time Is Gold: Or, How To Ask For Money In Style

Louise XIV When the house of Claude Sanguin, a 17th Century French poet, was struck by lightning and burned down, he wrote the following ingenious letter to Louise XIV. The King felt the poet’s suffering through his poem. So, he ordered … Continue reading

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Kobold King

This is a guest post by Paul Carburn. So sat the Kobold King, in his fiefdom of dismay. Tapping with his gnarly ring, the captives on display. He counted them for all he could, but had to start anew. Like … Continue reading

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“Jovanovich”: A Bookish Parody Of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky

The following is an amusing pastiche of Lewis Carroll’s poem Jabberwocky, wherein the names of popular book publishing companies are incorporated into the poem: ‘Twas potter, and the little brown Did simon and schuster in the shaw; All mosby were the … Continue reading

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