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Subject:

Re: anagramatic rhymes (crossing an i)

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"david.bircumshaw" <[log in to unmask]>

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Poetryetc provides a venue for a dialogue relating to poetry and poetics <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 16 Jul 2001 01:30:14 +0100

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>It's jsut that ever
> since my dream last night about being a minnow in the beak of a 600 pound
> cormorant which bore the face of David Bircumshaw, I have been somewhat
> nervous about crossing my i's.

'jsut' eh?

See here, Kent, you guys just don't have it about the imperial art of the
typo. I do loads, and get away with them, this is because of the secret
continuing Anglo-Australian etc command of the high seas, we just pretend
we're not there, while the Sixth Fleet sails by, we like to let you lot
think you're important, one has to look after one's children, but I must
emphasise this: Robin Hamilton is not your Mom. For a start, he's a Scot,
and even worse, he lives in Leicestershire, the furthest place in England
from the matutinal sea.

So that's told you. I would also like to publically state my unlikeness to a
cormorant, there are  certainly are times when I'd like to be one,
particularly first thing in the morning, I mean, they have it easy don't
they?

But on all these questions of form, I really do boil it down to a primitive
'if it works, it works', yup, I know that's unsophisticated, and I mesen can
quite easily get transported by numerological mysticisms of end-rhyme and
metre (notice we know how to spell the last word)


And, an aside to dear Candice, being on the receiving end of the
self-declared 'world's greatest nation' does get a bit much at times.

Busy in Portsmouth Harbour, wish I'd passed 'O' level carpentry.

Best

Dave




----- Original Message -----
From: "kent johnson" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2001 11:14 PM
Subject: Re: anagramatic rhymes (crossing an i)


> I'd said:
>
> "Of course, if the sonic mirror-play is consciously carried *beyond*
> adjoining pairs (as it often is in much of your work), then it would be
more
> approprioate to call such 3)"paragramatic rhyme".
>
> AGH! Instead of the clumsy "adjoining pairs", I should have said "discrete
> contiguous couplings", still clumsy, but a bit better. It's jsut that ever
> since my dream last night about being a minnow in the beak of a 600 pound
> cormorant which bore the face of David Bircumshaw, I have been somewhat
> nervous about crossing my i's.
>
> Kent
>
>
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