Thursday, March 31, 2016

Clerihew of a Slaughtered Fawn


RUPERT BROOKE

Rupert Brooke
Has a look
More teacher's pet
Than hardened vet.

Daily Dose


From The Woman in the Dune, by Kobo Abe

SAND

"No matter how sand flowed, it was still different from water.  One could swim in water, but sand would enfold a man and crush him to death.

It looked as though he had misjudged the situation."

From Chapter 13

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Clerihew of the First


PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR

Paul Laurence Dunbar
Was once the one star
In all the Black firmament,
Or, the one "discovered", in any event.

Daily Dose


From My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South, by Rick Bragg

RED DIRT

"It has always reminded me of struggle, somehow, and I will sleep in it, with the rest of my kin.  But between now and then, I would like to walk in some sand."

From My Kind of Town

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Clerihew of Renewed Protest


BLACK LIVES MATTER

"Oh, from whence comes this rage
In our 'post-racial' age?!"
The answers are all in
The essays of Baldwin.

Daily Dose


From The Epic of Gilgamesh, translated by Benjamin R. Foster

MY FRIEND

"My friend whom I loved so, who went with me through every hardship,
Enkidu, whom I so loved, who went with me through every hardship,
The fate of mankind has overtaken him."

From Tablet X

Monday, March 28, 2016

Clerihew of a Gentle Critic


HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE

The true Gentleman of Letters
Comments on his betters.
Who is left then to say he
Wasn't Hamilton Wright Mabie?