Blog Archives

The Naming of Cats

by T. S. Eliot The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter, It isn’t just one of your holiday games; You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter When I tell you, a cat must have THREE

Posted in House and Home, Poems Tagged with: , , , ,

Brand New Ancients On Film

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 More about Kate Tempest

Posted in Brain Food, Poems Tagged with: , , , , ,

A Brave and Startling Truth – Maya Angelou

NY Times: Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86 We, this people, on a small and lonely planet Traveling through casual space Past aloof stars, across the way of indifferent suns To a destination where

Posted in Current Events, Poems Tagged with: , , , ,

‘Beasts of battle’ via Wikipedia

Via wikipedia: Beasts of battle: The Beasts of battle is a poetic trope in Old English and Old Norse literature. It consists of the wolf, the raven, and the eagle, traditional animals accompanying the warriors to feast on the bodies

Posted in Brain Food, Literature, Poems Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

Praise Song For The Day

A Poem For Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration
by Elizabeth Alexander

Posted in Poems Tagged with:

Still I Rise

Maya Angelou You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause

Posted in Poems Tagged with: , , ,

The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

By Wendell Berry

Posted in Inspiration, Poems Tagged with: , , ,

Selections from Leaves of Grass, Song of the Open Road

by Walt Whitman from verse 9 However sweet these laid-up stores–however convenient this dwelling, we cannot remain here; However shelter’d this port, and however calm these waters, we must not anchor here; However welcome the hospitality that surrounds us, we

Posted in Favorite Quotes, Journal, Poems Tagged with: , , , ,

The Chaos

by Gerard Nolst Trenité Dearest creature in creation Studying English pronunciation, I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse. I will keep you, Susy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy; Tear in

Posted in Poems Tagged with: , , , ,

How Santa Knows IF you’ve Been Good

(Supposedly written for and sung at a U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel, Christmas party during the Carter Administration.) –Eugene Volokh, UCLA Law

Posted in Holidays, Poems Tagged with: , , , ,

Democracy by Langston Hughes

Democracy will not come Today, this year Nor ever Through compromise and fear. I have as much right As the other fellow has To stand On my two feet And own the land. I tire so of hearing people say,

Posted in Poems, Politics Tagged with: , , ,

To Think That I Saw Him On Christopher Street

One day I was bored, I had nothing to do, With nothing to do, you’d be bored. Wouldn’t You? So I sat by my window and feeling so sad, Thought, Maybe I’ll answer a personal ad.

Posted in Gay Jokes, Poems Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas: Internet Version

Author Unknown ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and throughout the net, not a modem was chirping; (It wasn’t mail-hour yet). The peripherals down and backed up with care, In hopes that St. Echo soon would be there. The grad students

Posted in Holidays, Poems Tagged with: , , , , , ,

The Net Before Christmas

by Jim Trudeau & Jay Trudeau (1991) ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the nets Not a mousie was stirring, not even the pets. The floppies were stacked by the modem with care In hopes that St. Nicholas

Posted in Holidays, Poems Tagged with: , , , , , ,

‘Twas The Night Before Techmas

‘Twas the nocturnal segment of the diurnal period preceding the annual Yuletide celebration, and throughout our place of residence, kinetic activity was not in evidence among the possessors of this potential, including that species of domestic rodent known as Mus musculus.

Posted in Holidays, Poems Tagged with: , , , , ,

Politically Correct Santa

‘Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck… How to live in a world that’s politically correct?

Posted in Holidays, Poems Tagged with: , , , , , ,

The Second Coming — W. B Yeats

From the Book: The Collected Poems of William Butler Yeats TURNING and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide

Posted in Poems Tagged with: , , , ,


William Ernest Henley

Posted in Poems Tagged with: , , , ,

Dr. Seuss Explains Computers

Author Unknown If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort, and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort, then the socket packet pocket

Posted in Jokes, Poems Tagged with: , , ,

Bush Inaugural Theme Song

Author unknown, (to the tune of "What a Wonderful World" by Sam Cooke

Posted in Current Events, Jokes, Poems, Politics Tagged with: , , , , ,

The End of the Raven (by Edgar Allen Poe’s Cat)

Henry Beard, From The Book: Poetry for Cats

Posted in Jokes, Poems Tagged with: , , , , ,

Abort, Retry, Ignore?

Author Unknown, A Parody of “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Posted in Jokes, Poems Tagged with: , , , , , , ,

The Raven

Edgar Allen Poe, Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Posted in Poems Tagged with: , , , ,

Love’s Philosophy

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Posted in Poems Tagged with: , , , ,

The Second Coming

William Butler Yeats

Posted in Poems Tagged with: , , , ,