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Monday, August 11, 2008

Poetry in the Mail

posted by on August 11 at 10:46 AM



Anyone with a degree in contemporary American poetry want to take a crack at this one?

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"Bumbles bounce!"

Posted by DOUG. | August 11, 2008 10:48 AM

I know the US isn't very efficient, but that note was postmarked July 29th and you just got it on August 11th? There's your story... :D

Posted by brappy | August 11, 2008 10:48 AM

burma shave!

Posted by Jiberish | August 11, 2008 10:51 AM


Posted by Mr. Poe | August 11, 2008 10:52 AM

Lookie what he can do! It means the mayor can put a star atop the tallest christmas tree in all the land.

Posted by heywhatsit | August 11, 2008 10:52 AM

why are you photoshopping fake postcards?

Posted by ryan | August 11, 2008 10:55 AM

The repeated iamb-pyrrhic-trochee meter proves an interesting counterpoint to the content - how can the author be so convinced in the value of structure when his own poetry scans so weakly? The couplet form is here rendered as little more effective and much less capable of tripping off the tongue than a schoolyard taunt or a hooligan's penalty kick chant.

Posted by Ziggity | August 11, 2008 10:56 AM

We've gotten at least three of these postcards, probably one a week. I have one on my desk, too. I'm hoping that one day the author will reveal him/herself and I can get him/her to sign my copy.

Posted by Paul Constant | August 11, 2008 11:00 AM

Agreed, 6. Those look terribly photoshopped.

Posted by Allen | August 11, 2008 11:20 AM


Posted by whomsRU | August 11, 2008 11:42 AM

Was it sent by Edward Nigma?

Posted by P to the J | August 11, 2008 11:44 AM

How did you get such good quality scans on the address and poem wordage? Suspect.

Posted by IT guy | August 11, 2008 12:06 PM

Belltown's a war zone...
Twenty-cent bags ridiculed...
No one's four Nichols

Posted by RHETT ORACLE | August 11, 2008 12:22 PM

The citizens grumble
while the govenor fumbles
The bag tax a rumble
in all of this jumble

Posted by Original Monique | August 11, 2008 12:48 PM

Clearly a work of both range and depth.

Posted by Greg | August 11, 2008 1:14 PM

It's not photoshop, kids. Someone actually sent this to us.

Posted by christopher frizzelle | August 11, 2008 1:17 PM

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