January 18, 2005

More Literary Madness

From Mixolydian Don comes the latest meme. Take the list of first lines of poetry below. Keep the ones that are familiar. Delete those that are not and replace them with your own. Bold your changes.

1. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

2. I have a gumby-cat in mind (No, not the goddam "Cats" version)

3. Full many a glorious morning have I seen

4. Death, be not proud, though some have called thee

5. Do not go gentle into that good night,

6. In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree

7. How do I love thee, let me count the ways

8. Half a league, half a league,

9. Hence loathèd Melancholy

10. ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

This one was tricky for me because I really don't read very much poetry. If some of mine seem warhorses, you'll understand why.

Okay, kids. Your turn.

Posted by Robert at January 18, 2005 04:25 PM

5. Rage Against Teh Dying of the Light -- Dylan Thomas
6. I know the poem, not sure of the poet.
7. Ditto
8. Charge of the Light Brigade
10 Jabberwocky

Eh. .500 will get you into te Hall of Fame, right?

Posted by: Brian B at January 18, 2005 04:47 PM

6 is Coleridge.

7 is Elizabeth Barrett Browning (the only EBB I know at all, in fact)

Posted by: Robert the LB at January 18, 2005 06:21 PM

*slaps forehead* I should have known those two.

Posted by: Brian B at January 18, 2005 06:25 PM

1. The once was a man from Nantucket . . .

2. She offered him honor, he honored her offer . . .

3. Old Mother Hubbard, went to the cupboard . . .

Posted by: The Colossus at January 18, 2005 07:03 PM

For the sake of my reputation I'm tempted to pretend I didn't see this. Half of them are at least vaguely familiar. I'm going to count "vaguely familar" as being actually familiar. Now the problem is to come up with five more with which I am "familiar."

Posted by: Lynn S at January 18, 2005 08:05 PM

Okay, my list is up. A good night's sleep can work miracles. More of them are familar this morning than last night.

Posted by: Lynn S at January 19, 2005 09:22 AM
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