Friday, October 19, 2007

Yankeeoetry Corner

Some shall wonder why he’s gone,
Some shall cry out, "What went wrong?"
Some will blame that insect throng,
But I'll remember Chien-Ming Wang.

For sure, his ending was foregone
That night we watched our lead withdrawn.
And now, it hurts to say, “So long.”
And then remember Chien-Ming Wang.

Next summer, birds shall sing their song,
While happy children play along.
But we'll remember why he's gone,
Whenever we see Chien-Ming Wang.

8 comments:

Mustang said...

Bravo.

Anonymous said...

Tragedy spurs your muse, el.

Can we post this on Bardball?

el duque said...

The trick is to rhyme by substituting first letters of words. A lot of people don't understand it. They think you just go through every word in the dictionary until you find a rhyme. I've found that if you substitute first letters, you can do it almost instantly.

Instantly... DISTANTLY! See what I mean?

Anonymous said...

That's uncanny....

....Tom Gorzelanny...

It really works!

el duque said...

Thank you,

A lot of top poets are afraid to reveal their secret "tips o' the trade." I think that's why poetry is in danger of losing popularity.

Yes, I realize that some upstart rhymer out there might soon be barking for a piece of my pie. But hey, if one kid takes a baby-step forward with rhymes, well, heck, maybe the world changes... (or rearranges!)

Mustang said...

I got one!

EL PUQUE!

HAHAHAHAHA!

el duque said...

Stuporfrankenstein.

Buhner's Ghost said...

If I had gotten such concise writing tips in college, it could have turned my whole life around! Gotta go now and make a pledge to the Joe Torre Telethon on ESPN