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phil ochs troubador

Your money or your life I'll have, it's all the same to me. It's hang-ed for a sheep or murder in

the first degree.

Songs of Innocence, Introduction
You are 'regularly metric verse'. This can take
many forms, including heroic couplets, blank
verse, and other iambic pentameters, for
example. It has not been used much since the
nineteenth century; modern poets tend to prefer
rhyme without meter, or even poetry with
neither rhyme nor meter.

You appreciate the beautiful things in life--the
joy of music, the color of leaves falling, the
rhythm of a heartbeat. You see life itself as
a series of little poems. The result (or is it
the cause?) is that you are pensive and often
melancholy. You enjoy the company of other
people, but they find you unexcitable and
depressing. Your problem is that regularly
metric verse has been obsolete for a long time.


What obsolete skill are you?
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I have walked. In the rain and the wind.

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Random: What coincidence! my choir is singing a song that uses the words in that poem pictured :)
Synchronicity!
Sadly, I can't remember, and I don't have the music here :( Sorry.
I can't remember who set it, but we used to sing this in at school.
I think Latin is perfect for me, but I'd also be happy to be regularly metric verse or QBASIC.
I liked them all. Gregg Shorthand would be neat, too.... I studied it for a while.
I, too, am metrical verse. Which is true. But it's not obsolete -- that was the whole point of the New Formalists.

Whatever.

---L.
*g* I think it's singularly appropriate for me, giving all the nattering I do about the Elizabethans and Romantics.

(Anonymous)

Hammered

Hi Elizabeth,

You don't know me, but I wanted to let you know that I saw your book "Hammered" in the science fiction section, filed next to Asimov in a tiny bookstore here in Bangalore, India. If I remember to bring my camera with me, I'll take a photo for you and send it. I saw that and thought, if I had just published my first book this would be a pretty awesome site: your book on a shelf half way around the world, filed next to some old Asimov's.

I haven't read it yet, but I will. Nice to see that all your hard work and talent has paid off!

-A

Re: Hammered

That is a really neat piece of news. How wonderful!