March 11, 2007

Middle English was my favorite class in Middle High School

Found a link in my referral log to someone's livejournal, linking to some excellent poetry parodies at Geoffrey Chaucer's blog. I don't recognize them all, but the William Carlos Williams and Dorothy Parker ones are very funny. Anybody know what "The Fortnights Run Away Lyk Draught-Oxen Behinde the Barn" or "The Daye Ladye Blaunche Perishhyed" are based on?

Posted by Francis at 11:01 AM

"The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills" by Charles Bukowski.

Posted by: Martha at March 12, 2007 09:18 AM

Ywis, 'tis an greet honor that the auctor of the faire and wyse hooly tango of literature hath made mencioun of myn blog. Ich am a fan of yoweres.

Als, ye might chek the poemes of the irishman of newe amsterdam, Franceys O Harra.

Le Vostre

Posted by: Geoffrey Chaucer at March 12, 2007 11:36 AM

"The Day Lady Died," Frank O'Hara's poem about Billy Holiday. (Right? I'm purposely not wikiing this.)

Oh wait, did you actually know that? Were you being sarcastic? Can you please strike this comment if so?

Sorry, I'm not used to knowing things; I don't know the etiquette.

Posted by: Emily at March 17, 2007 02:49 PM

No, I didn't know that. I'm not sure I've ever seen that poem, actually. (I had seen the Bukowski -- and the pastiche was naggingly familiar -- but I just couldn't call it to mind.) Thanks!

Posted by: Francis at March 17, 2007 06:02 PM
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