Thanks, Candice --
Though it's difficult to do octosyllabics that aren't a rip of Marvell
(unless you're 18thC, whereupon you rip Swift).
Ooof .. I do a mean homage to Gascoigne.
If you say pretty please , I'll mail you the whole of _Pacts_ (My
"Formalist" volume -- not that I can't do it, more that I can't be arsed
Back to the bottle.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Candice Ward" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 9:37 PM
Subject: Re: A Formal Poem ...
> As a lifelong Marvell fan, I can't help but be enchanted by this witty and
> elegant turn on his "worm"! The figure of "Nanny Time" seems especially
> wonderful relative to Age the Bride (at least to one who's female and of a
> certain age herself!).
> Thanks, Robin--for this AND the copy of your LOST JOCKEY, which I've just