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Writer's Block: Taxmen and Poetry
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It's Tax Day in the U.S., a day when the mind might be too occupied with deductions and long lines at the post office to think about poetry. But let's try: what's your favorite line of poetry? Song lyrics count.


Well, it's not tax day any more, but still-

That's a tough one... favorite line?

How about Julian of Norwich:

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.

If we can expand this a little bit, to a short poem, perhaps Emily Dickinson:

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away
Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry --
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll --
How frugal is the Chariot
That bears a human Soul.

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and if you sing the emily dickinson poem to the tune of the yellow rose of texas (fun fact: all emily dickinson poem's can be sung to the yellow rose of texas) it becomes quite funny :)

My poetry professor in college told me about that one!

It's even funnier with

"Because I could not stop for Death
He kindly stopped for me"...

"We had to shout above the din of our Rice Krispies" and "Packed like lemmings into shiny metal boxes" from Synchronicity.

"I'm feeling more and more like less and less," from Far, Far Away From My Heart by The Bodeans

Off topic, but the Internet is for sharing. Bat grooming pic.

Dickinson also works well to Gilligan's Island.

Favorite line of poetry is tough, but for tonight, Billy Collins comes to mind.

"I used to believe there was nothing under my skin but light; if you cut me I would shine."

I'm sure there are other songs out there with the same metric structure... humor possibilities abound...

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