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Thread #82010   Message #1503376
Posted By: Rapparee
17-Jun-05 - 09:21 PM
Thread Name: worst rhyme ever
Subject: RE: worst rhyme ever
One of my favorite Awful Rhymers is George Gordon. Here's some quotes from Don Juan.

..I say -- the future is a serious matter --
And so -- for God's sake -- hock and sodawater!

and

...Fit for my poem (that is, for my new one);
So, as I said, I'll take my friend Don Juan.

Alfie Tennyson had his moments, too. This is the opening stanza to Maud; A Monodrama:

I hate the dreadful hollow behind the little wood,
Its lips in the field above are dappled with blood-red heath,
The red-ribb'd ledges drip with a silent horror of blood,
And Echo there, whatever is ask'd of her, answers 'Death.'

Everyone has their off days.