Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ode To Seriously Bad Poetry

For the past couple of days, Baby has been reciting some very bad poetry for me. What she does is she latches on onto a word, and creates sentences around it. The one rule is that the sentences have to rhyme. And in case you're wondering, she knows it's bad. The worse it sounds, the better she likes it. She's even talking about uploading Dak Skroef as a ringtone on her cellphone, just so she can watch people's incredulous faces when they hear it. I have to admit she's right; the poetry is so bad it's fascinating.

On the work front, Louis Greenberg's profile is up on the Read SA web site. Louis recently edited a compilation of fabulous and fresh South African writing called Home Away. The collection is made up of 24 stories over 24 hours, and is called Home Away. It will be published by Zebra Press in April 2010. And I have a poll on the OneLove web site asking you if you'd want to know if your partner was cheating on you. That is, assuming, you have a fabulous relationship, and you don't know that he's getting extra helpings somewhere else.


BeckyJoie said...

That's so funny. When I was a kid we did stuff like that and then my kids and I play silly rhyming games here and there for the fun of it. You're right. Alot of it is really really bad poetry. LOL. Makes your neck hairs rise. Hee hee hee.

po said...

Hmmm, if you want to hear bad poetry, you should come round to my house whn I am trying to write an assignment for my poetry class! Rhyming is fun.

That question about cheating is so so difficult. I think I can't even answer it because it would be awful to know and awful to not know.

Trish Donmall said...

LOL, please make sure that my daughter doesn't get hold of that idea. She'd be in her element too.

That said, as a youngster I used to love writing poetry, but over the years I've seemed to have fallen out of the habit. May be I should try Baby's idea to get me back in the swing of it! :-)

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