Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Poetry Week Part II

To atone for my long neglect, many frequent posts will be in order... filled with poetry.
Let me begin with this verse entitled Alliteravitism. I particularly enjoyed this due to the fact that alliteration is a technique which has come up several times in writing class and is one of our most recent "dress-ups". So without further ado let me introduce you to, Alliteravitism By G.K.Chesterton.
SEE the flying French depart
Like the bees of Bonaparte,
Swarming up with a most venomous vitality.
Over Baden and Bavaria,
And Brighton and Bulgaria,
Thus violating Belgian neutrality.

And the injured Prussian may
Not unreasonably say
"Why, it cannot be so small a nationality
Since Brixton and Batavia,
Bolivia and Belgravia,
Are bursting with the Belgian neutrality."

By pure Alliteration
You may trace this curious nation,
And respect this somewhat scattered Principality;
When you see a B in Both
You may take your Bible oath
You are violating Belgian neutrality.

And this was from the same source as my last, as will be the poems to come in the following days.

2 comments:

Lucia said...

That is hilarious! Alliteration is interesting. It really grabs your attention in poems without your noticing it. (Except, of course, for this particular poem, which purposefully attracts attention to alliteration)

Ineski Peski Petrova said...

I love it I love it I love it... The rhythm reminds me of "The Happy Vegetarian" from The Flying Inn, another poem I am simply crazy about...