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October 02, 2012


Great piece. Of course, if you're from New York, and no doubt other places, Calcutta/ butter/ Jamaica/Quaker, etc. rhyme very nicely. I studied long ago with Elizabeth Sewell who wrote an excellent book called The Field of Nonsense, long o.p. but worth hunting down.

Anthony asked me to post this here for people's convenience... It's the Albert Brooks routine.

Hmmm. There is a significant difference in meaning between "in a stove she did bake" and "attempted to bake." In the former she succeeds, but does she in the latter?

Thank you for showing us how these rhymes work. I have a new appreciation for Edward "the King (of limericks)" Lear.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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