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Thoughts on Certain Poetry Ostensibly About Spring: The days get longer and the poems get shorter.
Posted by lostcerebellum, Apr 4, 2008. 1029 views. ID = 1052

Thoughts on Certain Poetry Ostensibly About Spring

Posted by lostcerebellum, Apr 4, 2008. 1029 views. ID = 1052
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This is in response to Sylvan Sylph’s post, Mosquito .

Try as you will to disguise it as a poem denigrating that loveliest of all seasons, spring, any rational person can see it for what it is—a thinly veiled attempt to lay claim to the title of having the shortest poem on this site.

Concise is nice, however, our concern is not with quantity, but with constantly endeavoring to improve quality.

It’s hard to believe that anyone would take a site like this, dedicated as it is to the furtherance an art, that of writing, and make a crass attempt to reduce it to some kind of numbers contest. Oh how it hurts to see such a thing. It grieves me to the very core of my being. I’m wounded. I’m crushed. But what can one do when faced with an adversary willing to plumb such depths. I do the only thing I can think of under the circumstances.
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I
cry.


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Comments


Josiah T.
Apr 4, 2008
You spent more time on the authors comments piece then on the actual post, right? :-P
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Apr 4, 2008

lostcerebellum
Apr 4, 2008
Indeed I did. But then, it would be hard not to in this situation.
   ~Posted by lostcerebellum, Apr 4, 2008

Josiah T.
Apr 4, 2008
Nope, wouldn't be.
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Apr 4, 2008

lostcerebellum
Apr 4, 2008
By the way, lest anyone get too concerned, the comments on this page are facetious, and the young lady who calls herself Sylvan Sylph is my daughter.

   ~Posted by lostcerebellum, Apr 4, 2008

Sylvan Sylph
Apr 5, 2008
I don't know if I can give any stars for this one. The unmerited comments preclude any desire on my part to endorse this poem.

If you really want to know, I seriously considered making "Mosquito" longer; but I thought it would be considered impolite to write,

It
Bit,
Nit
Wit!

I figured that that would likely be considered disrespectful of one's elders, or something of the sort.
   ~Posted by Sylvan Sylph, Apr 5, 2008

Mathax
Apr 10, 2008
I thought is was something about it.
   ~Posted by Mathax, Apr 10, 2008



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