Very short poems you like

Benny B

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Love

Noble in the sound which
marks the pale ease
of their dreams, they ride
the bel canto of our
time: the patient en-
-circlement of Narcissus &
as he pines I too
am wan with fever,
have fears which set
the vanished child above
reproach. Cry as you
will, take what you
need, the night is young
and limitless our greed.
 

woops

is not like other people
Love

Noble in the sound which
marks the pale ease
of their dreams, they ride
the bel canto of our
time: the patient en-
-circlement of Narcissus &
as he pines I too
am wan with fever,
have fears which set
the vanished child above
reproach. Cry as you
will, take what you
need, the night is young
and limitless our greed.
yeah that's a good one i like it too but there's nothing short about it, at least not in the "bite-size" sense.
i dont like this one cos i think if you're going to write a smart arsed two line meta-epigram you could at least not use a crap half rhyme

sorry if im not really getting into the spirit of the thread
 

woops

is not like other people
yeah that's a good one i like it too but there's nothing short about it, at least not in the "bite-size" sense.

i dont like this one cos i think if you're going to write a smart arsed two line meta-epigram you could at least not use a crap half rhyme

sorry if im not really getting into the spirit of the thread
it's a particularly bad half rhyme i'd say because it's not even like someone rhyming "love" and "grove", which don't rhyme, but it's trying to rhyme "refuses" with a word that doesn't rhyme with it, but does rhyme with another sense of "uses" ie the verb sense so it's just a mess
 

Benny B

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it's a particularly bad half rhyme i'd say because it's not even like someone rhyming "love" and "grove", which don't rhyme, but it's trying to rhyme "refuses" with a word that doesn't rhyme with it, but does rhyme with another sense of "uses" ie the verb sense so it's just a mess
But it's fucking OLD, you were allowed to do that back then. Thomas Campion
 

woops

is not like other people
yeah i know but it does my head in and that's why i think my point stands. how old is it anyway?

graves was doing that stuff and i don't reckon "have" rhymed with "slave" 100 years ago.
 

Benny B

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yeah that's a good one i like it too but there's nothing short about it, at least not in the "bite-size" sense.

sorry if im not really getting into the spirit of the thread
I know probably slightly too long but just wanted an excuse to type it out and it's Prynne so...
 

Benny B

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Ezra Pound rated him, I think he's in that Confucius to Cummings anthology that I need to get.
 

Benny B

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No one got any good ancient greek epigrams or fragments they can post up in here? I'm a sucker for that stuff.
 

Benny B

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Catullus

ODI ET AMO

I hate and love. Why? You may ask but
It beats me. I feel it done to me, and ache.

Translated by Ezra Pound
 
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