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Quick Poetry Break

20 January, 2005

Quick Poetry Break

Found at Dr. Crazy, who got it from New Kid and wolfangel

First lines of poems – leave the ones you recognize, replace the ones you don’t (changes in bold).

Had we but world enough, and time,

I never saw a Purple Cow

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee

Do not go gentle into that good night,

Belinda lived in a little white house

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.

That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall,

Because I could not stop for death

Tiger, tiger, burning bright

Because I’m honest, I’m leaving in the dread Dickenson. And the Blake. And yes, I do have more knowledge of poetry (note that I kept in the 17th c. stuff!), but for some reason, the ones that popped into my head first were from my childhood. Maybe we should start another? Or a first line of songs? or record albums? (sorry, CDs)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 21 January, 2005 1:46 am

    Wow! The first one (other than my own, of course) where I recognised all the lines. I am intrigued by the last line of poems one; I’m afraid I’d never get any of the pop culture ones.I have this incredible urge to do the “punch line of jokes” one, too.

  2. 21 January, 2005 3:53 am

    What, like:*Doctor, can you get this man off my ass?*A coconut!*One’s a cunning linguist*I’m looking for the man who shot my paw*Didn’t the antlers give you bruises?*Because there are blond boys, too*I’m soooo drunk!*No, frayed knot*Yesterday, we were campaigning. Today, you voted for us!*No thanks, they’re carrion!

  3. 21 January, 2005 5:35 am

    And I thought I’d do badly on the culture quizzes . . . this is even worse. Ack. :>

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