Forward to next post: If it weren’t so blatant, I’d think it was plagiarism
Posted in the current open thread:
I in ur sonnet, doin ur ritin.Speaking of poets, Bruce Cohen, Speaker to Managers, now has his own website. Some sections are still under construction, but he’s put up the Star Trek Cycle and his miscellaneous sonnets—one of which, to bring the circle round, is about Abi.
How do this hapn? I just a kitty.
Main job of catz are just 2B pritty!
(‘Cept with the doggies, then us be fitin.)
Course back in da old days catz was workin
Eatin ur mouses an axin fr milk…
Now giv me treatz or me clawin ur silk!
An bring em here fast, none of ur shirkin.
U humanz r comin under r powr
Uzin ur money to pamper n feed us,
Learnin from websitez how much u need us.
R clvr planz is comin to flower!
Now mousie are safe in his tiny holz
Nless u go catch him. I da boss. LOLz
Addendum: The thread has turned into a game of poetry and pastiches in LOLcat and 1337. This is from Ajay’s LOLcat for the Makers, after Dunbar:
I that in heill wes and gladnesAjay and Jakob have done the Infocom Divine Comedy. Kathryn from Sunnyvale has done the Creation and Fall. Mary Dell, Dan Layman-Kennedy, and Larry Brennan have successively reduced “This is just to say” to shorter and shorter transformations. Dan also gets Prufrock down to two lines. Fragano Ledgister renders a very creditable Chaucer:
Am trublit now with great sicknes
My sicklie stait is no surprise:
IM IN UR BASE KILIN UR GUYZ.
Death sovran is of all the tubez,
Of rich, of poor, of l33t, of n00bz;
No mortal shal escaip his eyis:
IM IN UR BASE KILIN UR GUYZ. …
… As sone as youngstre on the net doth loggeMary Dell does Sandburg. Adamsj does Shelley. Julie L. does Blake:
bot thatte hee (or shee) doth make an blogge,
opon the uuiche the bratte doth lightlie write
of matteres simple and of svbjectes trite:
howe one beth lamer, yet another leet,
and howe they never shalle knowe defeat. …
I iz tyg4r burn1nz br1t3Come down and have a look. We’re having a good time.
In yr f0r3stz 0f t3h n1t3
WHUT da m4x l33t h4ndz 0r 3y3z
Fr4m3z0rd mah f33rfl 5mmtryz?
In yr sekr1t d33pz n skyz
In yr b4s3 pwnin yr guyz
C4n iz I t3h w4r3z b1n h4xt?
C4n I h4z sum pr0n plzthx?
Tyg4r iz l33t burnz0r d00d
1ns1de yr b4s3 34tin yr f00d.
NEkitteh livd in pritteemeowtown
(wit up!ball up!& rubberbandown!)
flowrbulb dedmaus leafdrop sunnipane
kitteh pur he didn’t kitteh rub he did
kittehz dey all (tiny&sm)
kehrd 4 NEkitteh not@all
I be scratchin ur litter & likkn ur viz
warmnap cuddlegleam twinklesleep hiss
litterkittehz gest (but sumz not allz
& furgetz dem laterz as upgrow tall
leafdrop leafbare leaflite leaful)
dat 0kitteh heart him morXmor
wenXnou & treXlef
she lolziz joi she yaoldiz greef
chikkyXbol & boksXscratchz
NEkitteh’s NE b in hr allz
sumkittehz mated wit ur evryk@s
mewd ur purrnz & wiskrd ur leapz
(nap stretch scratch & den) dey
mioud ur nomorz & napt ur dremz
twinklefar hatewet warmpatch facensky
(& only coldbite kn xplainz
how kittenzeez r furgetn 2 remmbr
wit up!ball up! & rubberbandown)
1 day NEkitteh di i ges
(& 0kitteh down 2 lik hiz viz)
bizzy kittehz cvrd dem sidXsid
ltlXltl & wzXwz
allzXallz & depeXdepe
& morXmor & dreemz dey sleep
0kitteh & NEkitteh littrXshowrztim
wskrXspirit & ifXpurr
kittehshes & kittehhes (perr & pirr)
dedmaus leafdrop sunnipane leaflite
sowd in ur reapin & cam in ur went
warmpatch facensky twinklefar hatewet