Saturday, September 13, 2008

An Extremely Rude Poem

Dear Everyone:

Here it is, and rude as all get-out:

the way to hump a cow is not
by e. e. cummings

the way to hump a cow is not

to get yourself a stool
but draw a line around the spot

and call it beautifool

[The rest of the poem has been removed because it’s almost certainly still in copyright. But I doubt you’ll have any trouble finding it on the Web.]

Witty, eh? And half the wit comes from adhering to a strict rhyme scheme. Imagine the same poem rendered as free verse. More offensive, less funny. Something to think about, and it has analogous application to the work of those of you who are writers or artists.

All best,


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