The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2492202
Posted By: Rapparee
12-Nov-08 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious wiki of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping on my monitor.
`'Tis some error code,' I muttered, `tapping on my monitor -
Only this, and nothing more.'

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember burnt a hole right through the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
From my wiki surcease of sorrow - sorrow for a lost music score -
For the rare and radiant notes whom the folkies named no more -
Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each googled curtain
Thrilled me - filled me with expectations never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating
`'Tis only some music entreating entrance at my monitor -'
But it was some Mudcat seeking entrance through my monitor; -
And I would ne'er again experience silence, peace, and nothing more.

               --H. Herkimer Schenectady, Plagaristic Poems
               (Fonda, New York: Po' Press, 1763)