May 3, 2006

The art of insulting in verse (I)

The tradition of poetry as a way of being mean is an ancient one. According to Slate, poetry of bad personal feeling, insult, revenge, is central to this art. Currently, a thread of insult poems is being carried forward at Caferati. Here is my bit. Hope it is every bit as mean as it is intended to be!

In Kolkata, there lives a Ms. Ray.
She drums up messy limericks everyday.
To prevent piling of muck,
A very large garbage truck,
Has been ordered to cart them away!

You are most welcome to share some mean verses of your own. After all, practice makes perfect!!

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