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Thread #94186 Message #2833486
Posted By: Artful Codger
08-Feb-10 - 07:47 PM
Thread Name: Poetry: Edgar A. Guest
Subject: RE: Poetry: Edgar A. Guest
Thank you, but hardly a challenge. As Lewis Carroll put it:
In an age of imitation, I can claim no special merit at this slight attempt at doing what is known to be so easy. Any fairly practiced writer, with the slightest ear for rhythm, could compose, for hours together, in the easy running metre of "The Song of Hiawatha".
And so it is with Kilmer and Guest.
But then, I have a weakness for the cowboy poets, who were often equally saccharine and facile. To each his own poison.
Bill D: Already quoted above by Ferrara, thanks.