Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Really Good Poem Day!

I love this poem! O.K., so it's about me and I do so love things that are about me. But, it really made me smile and it sounds just like the footnoteMaven.

womanpoem


THE NIGHTMARE OF FOOTNOTES
with apologies to Poe and to the Beach Boys
by Terry Thornton, Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi

Here I sit all blogged
and bleary; tired of logs ---
In endless dreary of citations slog.
May I make up my own style, Maven?
I implore -- to which she caws like a raven
"Nevermore!" As she starts to slug and flog . . .

While singing "Gimme some good vibrations
I told you all about good citations;
Do it right do it nice or suffer lacerations!"
So here I sit all blogged and bleary ---
Maven's right, but damn, I'm dreary:
If you don't cite rite, you suffer damnations!

Awake from the nightmare I start to write
Ibid, Op cit and passim the rest of the night ---
Of course that sweet Maven is right ---
One gets the best of vibrations
When correct their citations.
But the raven is watching me with all his might!

"Nevermore! Nevermore! Nevermore!"
He caws from atop the door
As I huddle on the floor ---
Muttering "Gimme some good vibrations. . . .
I wanta some good citations. . . ."
Stop rhyming, Terry, you're becoming a bore.

Quote the Maven, "Never bore!"

Thank you Terry.

TheEnd


Note:
I must apologize, this would have been posted sooner had not the sunless Washington knocked out my electricity three times yesterday!

2 Comments:

Blogger Bill West said...

If it’s source accuracy that you’re cravin’
Check them out with our friend footnoteMaven.
She’ll quickly commence
And consult EVIDENCE!
To help get your citations behavin’!

February 15, 2008 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger footnoteMaven said...

Bill:

You got it, yea baby you got it!

You are really good at limericks. There is excellent rhythm in this one.

Thank you, I love. it.

fM

February 15, 2008 at 7:12 PM  

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