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Spiritgreen


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Re: One Saber Two Saber



By Dr.Lucas (I mean Seuss)

-Spiritgreen

thatrobert


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acraigl


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Re: Helter Shelter



An original work.

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omarfeliciano


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Re: Song of Ilion



Based on Greek epic poem, The IIiad

jupilberry


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Re: He Did What?



Most famous limerick ever.

oakenspirit


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Re: Fire and Ice



Did you know Robert Frost was a white walker?

ApeLad


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Re: nothin' like the sun



This is a play on the opening line of Shakespeare's Sonnet 130, and NOT a reference to Sting's second solo album (which I listened to so much as a teen that it would literally destroy me to hear it again. Dream of the Blue Turtles would cause my head to explode).

geekfactor12


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ApeLad


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Re: There once was a man from Nantucket...



I heard about this guy.

ApeLad


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omarfeliciano wrote:Based on Greek epic poem, The IIiad



Haha! Very nicely done!

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Spiritgreen


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Re: Rabbit Haiku



Hee, I love the sumi-e kinda lines. Very appropriate. :^)

ApeLad


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Re: One Saber Two Saber



Wow! Instant classic!

kg07


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Re: The Owl and the Kit Kat-Cat



Edward Lear, 1871

The Owl and the Kit Kat-Cat
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By Edward Lear
I
The Owl and the Kit Kat-cat went to sea
   In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
   Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
   And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Kit Kat! O Kit Kat, my love,
    What a beautiful Kit Kat you are,
         You are,
         You are!
What a beautiful Kit Kat you are!"

II
Kit Kat said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!
   How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
   But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
   To the land where the Bong-Tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
   With a ring at the end of his nose,
             His nose,
             His nose,
   With a ring at the end of his nose.

III
"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
   Your ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."
So they took it away, and were married next day
   By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
   Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
   They danced by the light of the moon,
             The moon,
             The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.


thatrobert


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ApeLad wrote:I heard about this guy.



Yeah, he's got a reputation.

transformingegg


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Re: Fearful Symmetry



Based on the poem by William Blake named "The Tyger"

kg07


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Re: The Owl and the Kit Kat-Cat



I guess Kit-Kat is automatically substituted for one of the main words in this poem.


krittikae


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Re: Speaking of Things



"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings."

An excerpt from The Walrus and the Carpenter
Lewis Carroll

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oneshoeoff


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Re: Wall



Re: Robert Frost's Mending Wall.

krittikae


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Re: Two Roads Diverged on a Yellow Shirt



The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

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fishbiscuit5


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Re: A Coffee Haiku



Remember poetry magnets? I 'member.











fishbiscuit5


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Re: Beware



"Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll











acraigl


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Oooh! Saber battle! Spiritgreen vs patrickspens.

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KitKat10


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Re: Beware



This is a definite winner! I love it!

fishbiscuit5


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KitKat10 wrote:This is a definite winner! I love it!



Thanks, kitkat!











patrickspens


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Re: Red Saber Blue Saber



Inspired by "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish"

Narfcake


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Re: The Owl and the Kit Kat-Cat


GMV, but I couldn't help but to think how much "warmer" this would be if creme was still a shirt option.

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acraigl wrote:Oooh! Saber battle! Spiritgreen vs patrickspens.


Heh! I do love how both were coincidentally the same ideas but still executed differently. Matt's is in the style of Seuss and Patrick's is in the style of SW.

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Re: A Coffee Haiku


I can't help but to think if creme was an option, it would've worked out even nicer.

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Re: There once was a man from Nantucket...


Hah!

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mapinto


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Re: 8 Balloons



Inspired by Shel Silverstein's "Eight Balloons."

julielstevens


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Re: A Visit from St. Nicholas



This is my first design submitted to a derby-- I hope you like it! Who wouldn't want a word mosaic of Santa and a classic holiday poem on their chest?!

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer,
With a little old driver so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the housetop the coursers they flew
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too—
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a pedler just opening his pack.
His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly
That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”
-- CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE

acraigl


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Re: The Turtling Tree



A tribute to Shel Siverstein. A turtle reading in a tree seems shell-like to me.

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kg07


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Re: One Saber Two Saber



This is great! +1


acraigl


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Re: Sidewalk Ends...



Love it. Very limbo-esque. +1

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acraigl


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Re: Darth Poetry Jam



Dammit simic, this is too good!

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kg07


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Narfcake wrote:GMV, but I couldn't help but to think how much "warmer" this would be if creme was still a shirt option.



I agree. Bring back creme tees.