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    On the road, but not! Danik 2016's Avatar
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    Sorry about the dog, PB, even if it was years ago.

    As for the poem, which is,of course, meant to be nonsensical,seems to express in its own way the feeling of the ephemerous presence of things and creatures one wants to stay with us, the tension between farewell and stay.
    "You can always find something better than death."
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    Thanks, Danik. Yes, it is nonsense. If there is any tension between "Holy seafarer, farewell!" and "Go not!", it is oracular--by which I mean that's just the way the letters went together. But I did hesitate over the contradiction. The problem was that I really liked "Holy seafarer, farewell!". It seemed dignified and vaguely Homeric--so funny next to vernacular insults like "burnouts" and "finks". I don't know, maybe the narrator is bidding farewell to a worthy seafarer but telling the dumb ones who want go along with him not to bother. It's just nonsense in any case. Refrigerated gnus' tonsils indeed!
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    And this from a man in a bunny suit.

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    Well , our postmodernity loves nonsense and hates to compromise, for what I know..So that's fine,
    "You can always find something better than death."
    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians

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    Missed this somehow on Saturday (I take Litnet off on Sundays for a personal Sabbath devotion). A wonderful homage for your dear departed dog. Delighted to see you embracing anagrammatic poetry... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anagrammatic_poetry - keep them coming !

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    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY View Post
    A wonderful homage for your dear departed dog.
    See, this is how rumors start! Thank you very kindly, tailor--but my poem has nothing to do with Conner. It's just a coincidental anagram--and pure nonsense besides. But I appreciate the link. I'll post my anagrams there from now on.
    And this from a man in a bunny suit.

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    There? Where?

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY View Post
    There? Where?
    Oh, sorry. I thought the Wikipedia article was a LitNet link. Okay, I'll post my anagram poetry wherever I want.
    And this from a man in a bunny suit.

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