WootBot


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After learning how many of you love poetry, we made a resolution to try and class up the joint by adding a few more posts aimed at the snooty literati. Today we're linking you to Poetry Magazine, where we've found a lovely Christmas poem from the great e.e cummings. It's called [little tree] and we hope that you enjoy it! Also we hope you discuss it in our forums so that we can look like we're smart and then maybe get that MacArthur Genius Grant we've been hoping for. Oh, um, we mean "for which we'd been hoping."

And for those of you who don't care about poetry, we offer this.

 

madfrisbee


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I like it. Always have been a fan of Cummings. I remember first reading one of his poems in a high school lit class, and being amazed and excited that this guy could get away with creating his own rules for capitalization and punctuation - I aspired to be that guy.

I failed.

But I do like the poem. AND the electric eel.

Teripie


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Doesn't rhyme.Why do so many 'poems' not rhyme?

“Anything is a great deal at some price,” Some Rutledge Guy.

Slydon


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Teripie wrote:Doesn't rhyme.Why do so many 'poems' not rhyme?



Roses are red, Eddie Murphy's Delirious;
I'd like to think that you're not being serious.

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

ActorTom


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Teripie wrote:Doesn't rhyme.Why do so many 'poems' not rhyme?



When one chooses not to write in prose,
we call it poetry,
Even though everyone knows,
nothing rhymes with it.

from a B.C. comic strip by Johnny Hart

dogbreath2


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Need one of them eels for our tree.

Screaming Monkey Tree

Anyone else have a Woot tree?

dontwantaname


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dogbreath2 wrote:Need one of them eels for our tree.

Screaming Monkey Tree

Anyone else have a Woot tree?



Very nice!

Last year someone posted a tree decorated with wootoff lights.


WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
No greater love is lost than that not shared.

rayray099


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Teripie wrote:Doesn't rhyme.Why do so many 'poems' not rhyme?



'Nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands' doesn't have to, still poetry, still beautiful. sigh.