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@Salwilliam
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I consider my latest poem to be steampunk poetry 

http://swail.bandcamp.com/track/steam-age-sackcloth

What do ya'll think?

April 22, 2011 at 4:29 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Lee Ann Farruga
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I like it!  Steampunks are certainly not sackcloth people.

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April 22, 2011 at 6:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Lee Ann Farruga
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One of our local museums recently held a shortened version of a traditional Chautauqua.  It was held by the Ottawa Storytellers.  The best part was a woman playing the niece of James McIntyre who wrote Oxford Cheese Ode.  It was fabulous!  She and another lady recited the poem with such enthusiasm that we're still talking about it.

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May 31, 2011 at 7:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

PM
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It's funny that you mention James McIntyre (and not just because his cheese poetry is hilarious); I entered the J.M. poetry contest last year and won in the "dairy ode" category with a poem about a tonne of cheese that was lost in the Saguenay fjord in a tragic cheese-ripening experiment (a true story!)...


The Saguenay Cheese

Women weep and brave men sneeze

When they learn of the loss of the Saguenay Cheese.

But O that bold abyssal curd that plumbed the depths where krakens dwell,

And saw such sights as freeze men’s hearts, of which the cheese shall never tell.

Gone! Gone! Perdu! O mighty cheese, adieu!

Gone to the heavens or gone to the seas,

We’ll never know more of the Saguenay Cheese.


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May 31, 2011 at 8:52 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Lee Ann Farruga
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Paul, I remembered that and thought of you as they recited his poem.  I was even mentioning you to those with me (were your ears burning last Friday evening).

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May 31, 2011 at 3:37 PM Flag Quote & Reply

PM
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I've got one about a ballooning cheese too, (inspired by John Gillespie Magee's "High Flight")

http://www.farmhousecheesemakers.com/news/all/ode_to_the_cheddarnaut_26/

I really need to come up with a third cheese poem to make a set - perhaps about a subterranean cheese travelling in the underworld, like Orpheus.

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May 31, 2011 at 5:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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