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what does little Ernest croon?

Posted by Remy on August 26, 2009

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Psalm of Life”:

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not the goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

E. E. Cummings, 26 from No Thanks:

what does little Ernest croon
in his death at afternoon?
(kow dow r 2 bul retoinis
wus de woids uf lil Oinis

3 Responses to “what does little Ernest croon?”

  1. E.E. was ahead of his time — the grandfather of texting orthography.

  2. Matt said

    Ummm….. yeah…..

  3. Remy said

    Grandfather of texting too, I think.

    I also think he would fully embrace Twitter as a poetic medium.

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