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Pome [Feb. 3rd, 2009|08:18 pm]
Beemer
In lieu of an actual post, which would require thought that is in short supply because I am working on QCing the Canadian data as fast as I can, I'll hop on the poetry meme. Here's one of my favorite poems. Feel free to post one of yours in response...


Résumé, by Dorothy Parker

Razors pain you,
Rivers are damp,
Acids stain you,
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful,
Nooses give,
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.
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[User Picture]From: dpolicar
2009-02-04 03:46 am (UTC)
I'm fond of that one too.
I'll see that and raise you http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/litany/
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-02-04 03:56 am (UTC)
That's awesome!
*adds to list of favorite poems*
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[User Picture]From: bats22
2009-02-04 03:50 am (UTC)
I really like this two-line Samuel Hoffenstein poem (thanks to a concert that Dan & Daniel took me to)--I read it at Robbie Burns 2008:

When you're away, I'm restless, lonely, wretched, bored, dejected:
Only here's the rub my darling dear: I feel the same when you are near.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-02-04 03:58 am (UTC)
Good one!
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2009-02-04 07:19 am (UTC)
That one has been set to music, actually. Da Capo did it a couple years ago.
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[User Picture]From: goddessdster
2009-02-04 03:56 am (UTC)
Another favorite. We both posted strangely hopeful poems tonight. yay us.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-02-04 04:00 am (UTC)
Yay! I can do inspirational and hopeful and uplifting and all that stuff, just so long as I get to be contrary, too.
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[User Picture]From: kev_bot
2009-02-08 04:01 pm (UTC)
I read this in freshman year of high school, and it's always been one of my favorites.
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