Saturday, January 9, 2010

Speaking of Poetry...

.... I'm going to cheat a bit today and offer you this Don Marquis poem by way of entertainment. The "i" in the first line is the narrator, Archy the Cockroach, who writes his poems by jumping from key to key on the typewriter. (This is before the computer, friends!) Obviously, he can't manage the shift key and the "i" together, to make the upper case letter. Oh, and the punctuation marks are a little beyond his reach. If you don't know about Archy and his friend, Mehitabel the Cat (who thinks she's a reincarnation of Cleopatra,) it's time you did.

3 comments:

roger said...

who could guess that i'm a fan of archy

roger said...

well if i d read the poem first
there d be no apostrophe up above
i m a pale imitator at best

PeterAtLarge said...

and i thought of you roger as i posted that link