Tuesday, May 06, 2008

If you don't like poetry, don't bother to befriend me

Source: apparently, infantile cranial impact
I haven't actually gotten around to updating my screen name today between driving to work, getting a new BlackBerry brick to replace the PocketPC brick I used to have, yada, yada, yada. My dear friend, Debo, has a running quote as her screen name of late, so I Googled it. Turns out it is W.H. Auden's "O Where are you going?" I love Debo, but so far, this is not blog-worthy material.

On the bottom of the page where I found the poem I ran across the phrase, "If you don't like poetry, don't bother to befriend me". In the words of a former roommate, "Your WHAT hurts?" It's a gardening store/catalog site. It's full of poems. I googled the phrase...that's the only place it shows up. It's not the best of designed site, but there's not a blink tag in use or an LOL to be found. I think he/she/they/it might honestly mean it.

As much as this rankles me, it's actually a public service. I don't dislike poetry, though I haven't the attention span to appreciate most of it. And face it, most of what I wrote in high school WAS crap. But if all I have to do is to PRETEND to dislike it to scare of a pretentious twit like you? Why can't EVERYTHING be this easy???

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