Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rhyming Name Dropper Returns
Art above byArnie Levin, courtesy of The New Yorker
By DWIGHT GARNER writing in The New York Times, Published: December 14, 2008

Fair readers, hail!
Now here’s a teaser:
Who’s this pale, familiar geezer
Appearing through the mists of time
Atop a tow’r of creaky rhyme?

With those lines in this week’s issue of The New Yorker magazine, Roger Angell introduces himself — or, rather, reintroduces himself — at the start of a page-long holiday poem titled “Greetings, Friends!”
It’s a poem that reads as if Mr. Angell has just pulled the cork on a bottle of good Champagne. A toast to the year gone by, “Greetings, Friends!” is stuffed with the names that gave 2008 its particular effervescence.
Link here to the NYT online. for the full piece.

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