Words & Stuff

s: Beware of Greeks Bearing Poems (Reader Comments and Addenda)

(10 January 1999)

"Wight" provides another political double dactyl:

Higgledy Piggledy
Adalai Stevenson
lost it to Dwight and be-
came quite bereft.

He had his platform and
uncompromisingly
put himself just too damn
far to the left.

This has a couple of minor scansion problems, like the extra syllable in "Adlai," but I thought it made a nice companion piece to the Agnew stuff.

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Jed Hartman <logophilia@kith.org>