Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Rule 19: the epigraph is not dead.

Byrne (BAP2005:27) starts by quoting Kierkegaard
"In relation to each other men are like irregular verbs in different languages; nearly all verbs are slightly irregular."
and then

Rule 10: play a game.

works with a list of irregular verbs (beaten, drawn, fled, hung, singing, had begun [implied sung], etc.) to derive lines such as:
another who has burst the helium balloon you bore in mind
like a glow-in-the-dark apple the doctor gave away:
The whole poem is online here.