hmmmm...did you know that the man in the moon is a newfie?LINKno one ever believes me when i say that (sigh)also wondering... what is a slurkett? i read the others on your site but am having trouble finding a link between them all... other than your coy sense of humor!
jon,a slurkett is a poem of 15 lines of the following number of syllables:12, 6, 18, 115, 14, 8, 1913, 7, 16, 917, 10, 15the following lines rhyme:1, 9, 11 and 152, 6, 8 and 133 and 144, 7 and 105 and 12the first letter of each line follows the first letter of the preceding line by one in the alphabet ( "ex" may be used for the letter "x")the following words or phrases must appear once:"had a big""forever""in despair""of the moon"a variation of 16 lines may be used. a line of 4 syllables is inserted as the next to last line.it rhymes with the 5th and 12th lines and the last (now 16th) line rhymes with the 1st, 9th and 11th
That is a crazy form. Think I might give one a try...Do you know who came up with that?
Very interesting the varation thing! And beautifull poem of course.I think I told you that all I wanted to be was an astronaut? I guess I told you that.And you are right we d better hurry up untill they buy it all.Take care
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