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Jaime Goldblatt France (7/1/2013 11:25:00 AM)

To A Poemhunter, Who Would Praise Certain Bad Poets, Imitators Of The Art

You say, as you have often given tongue
In praise of what another's said or sung,
'Twere politic to do the like by these;
But was there 'er a dog that praised a flea
As awful as Angelou?
Quattro of five cento?
Phenomenally Ridiculous
Quattro of five cento?
Not by work or base-born product,
Only by dint of birth.
Shame and scorn on you.
Huntsman Rody blow your horn,
This hound can hunt no more.

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  • Jaime Goldblatt (7/3/2013 12:45:00 AM) Post reply

    Nothing original here [- W@king Up -]. This is an amalgamation/bastardization of 3 Yeats poems: To A Poet, Who Would Have Me Praise Certain Bad Poets, Imitators Of His And Mine; Under Ben Bulben; The Ballad Of The Foxhunter. I stumbled on this site yesterday and was flabbergasted that Angelou was " ranked" #4 of all time. I was going to write a long diatribe about the corrosive, pernicious effect of judging/promoting art based on race/gender, but remembered that Yeats was a severe critic of bad poetry. Were he alive today, he would have excoriated Angelou for truly phenomenally bad poetry. This was just may bad attempt at putting voice to his certain criticism.

  • ..... W@king Up..... (7/2/2013 5:16:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    This is a very intriguing poem, Jamie: D how on earth did you write it?!

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    • Jaime Goldblatt (7/3/2013 12:47:00 AM) Post reply

      Nothing original here [- W@king Up -]. This is an amalgamation/bastardization of 3 Yeats poems: To A Poet, Who Would Have Me Praise Certain Bad Poets, Imitators Of His And Mine; Under Ben Bulben; The ... more

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