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smile Ha! GECK is an British English term that signifies a FOOL according to Shakespeare. Also, in 1933 England the term was used (provencially or obsoletely speaking) to mock or scoff; denoting scorn. grin

And no, the person who helped me write this poem was not Donne.
Gee, I've given you one clue but you want More. How many martyrs do you have over there in England anyway? wink

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(Saints love us, of course he wants more! And while you're at it, be sure to read Josephine Tey's magnificent mystery novel The Daughter of Time, about Richard the Third.)

I never saw anything vaguer
Than a Schwartzwalder hunter, a Jäger.
...He could bring down a fox
...With a Jack-in-the-Box
But preferred raiding England, with Hagar.


PARSE - PASSABLE

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Although he had learnt to parse,
Till iambs flowed out of his arse,
(Of course, anyone who did not think of arse as the first rhyme to parse is a strange one)
Although he had learnt to parse,
Till iambs flowed out of his arse,
In all things classable,
His marks were just passable,
His tragedy was just a farce.

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Edit: this is the sub continental method of poetry recitation. The poet recites one line. Then he/she addresses the audience directly with maybe words like: "now listen to the next line" "Agle misre par gor kijiye". Then the poet goes back to recite the 1st line which the audience has already heard, and folllows that immediately with the second line to end the couplet with a flourish. And the audience reponds with appreciative "Wah! Wah!"

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Wah! Wah! Avy, Wah, wah, wonderful! laugh

Nein Doc, nicht horrible; funny and inventive? Jawohl! smile

And thank you, Rhubarb, for letting me enjoy being smug as you pretended not to know the answer to my riddle. You knew it was Thomas More all along. cry

UNSURE - UNKNOWN

You can't see the unseen
You can't know the unknown
But you'd better be carefull
About what you say or do
'Cause that Unseeing Eye is watching you.

---- Blues song (unsure of the artist's name) smile

STUPOR - SUBLIMINAL

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Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
(Saints love us, of course he wants more! And while you're at it, be sure to read Josephine Tey's magnificent mystery novel The Daughter of Time, about Richard the Third.)

I never saw anything vaguer
Than a Schwartzwalder hunter, a Jäger.
...He could bring down a fox
...With a Jack-in-the-Box
But preferred raiding England, with Hagar.


PARSE - PASSABLE



very well done


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Quote:
(Saints love us, of course he wants more! And while you're at it, be sure to read Josephine Tey's magnificent mystery novel The Daughter of Time, about Richard the Third.)


You know, these are insidious, I didn't plan it that way, but...

"Saints love us, of course he wants more!
And while you are at it be sure
...To read Josephine Tey..."


and there it breaks down. Hmmm. But with just a lit-tle tweak...

"Saints love us, of course he wants more!
And while you are at it be sure
...To read Daughter of Time --
..(That's Tey's myst'ry sublime)
About Richard and Saint Thomas More."


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Wow...synchronicity!

No, the meddlesome never go away, Wofa, but now I will find and read The Daughter of Time and report back. You might not be insidious but you are certainly enticing. smile

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:)))))) Sounds lovely wofa!

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Wow!
Avy's post above...#666 - mark of the beast.
About getting rid of a meddlesome priest.
Synchronicity. laugh

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Wow Jenny! I never noticed. No wonder! I felt kinda evil while writing that.
Edit: 667 now - boring. I would too read DOT. But it won't be avaliable here. I don't know that story. Maybe I should read shakey's RIII. I've read RII.

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