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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Very Bad Poetry

This gem comes from the 19th Century poet, James Milligan. Little is known about this poet, save his obvious love of geology.

from The Science of Geology

In ages past [animals] lived and died,
And afterwards were petrified
By enclosure in massive rocks,
And thus became fossilised blocks.
The oldest-known rocks contain lime,
Thus proving at that remote time
Animal life did then abound,
Which may fill us with thought profound.

Don't you love when poets convolute the syntax to force a rhyme.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Jill said...

lol. that made me laugh. where did you ever find out about a poem like this?

4:31 PM  
Blogger Son of Man said...

Jill, you'd be surprised how much bad poetry is out there. This one happened to come from a little book that I own.

6:03 PM  
Blogger JLF said...

Hey, what's wrong with that one, guys? I kinda liked it...?

6:27 AM  
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