Poetic meme

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Meme

A little poetry game for bloggers: Copy this list of first lines. Replace the ones you are not familiar with, with the first line of a poem that you are familiar with and bold your changes. And of course link to the post where you first saw the list.

1. The art of losing isn’t hard to master;
2. Only dreams closing the day
3. Let me not to the marriage of true minds
4. Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
5. Do not go gentle into that good night,
6. The land was ours before we were the landâ??s.
7. What lips my lips have kissed, and
8. THERE was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
9. Listen my children and you shall hear
10. ‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves

Here are the names of the poets
1. Elizabeth Bishop
2. William Carlos William
3. William Shakespeare
4. John Donne
5. Dylan Thomas
6. Robert Frost
7. Edna St Vincent Millay
8. Wordsworth
9. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
10. Lewis Carroll

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5 thoughts on “Poetic meme

  1. Nice game! I wonder if anybody’s come across the same thing in French?

    Anyway, your explanation/introduction brings a question. Your sentnec goes: Replace the ones you are not familiar with the first line of a poem that you are familiar with…
    Now the first part of this sentence should be Replace the ones you are not familiar with… and the second part: …with the first line of a poem that you are familiar with.
    Link the 2 parts together, and you should find a double “with” in the middle. Or should you?!
    What do you say?…

  2. I found this site off of Mandarin Design, I think. I enjoy dropping by to read your entries on family, poetry, and the like. This idea is great. I’m going to continue it on my blog, where I talk about poetry and my kids a lot. Here’s a link to the entry in question.

    And thanks.

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