Thursday, January 20, 2005

Quick Poetry Break

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)


wolfa said...

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.

Another Damned Medievalist said...

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!

wolfa said...

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