Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday's Chesterton QOTD

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.

--G.K. Chesterton

Quote found here.


John said...

And for good reason. Any poet who actually speaks about the mystery of cheese dies under mysterious circumstances within a day.

The Ironic Catholic said...

When lo, God created some cheese
He saw it was better than trees.
When you bite, and it's soft,
and you swallow--then you cough
up some chessyness, not mangled leaves.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Let's see if I'm back Monday!

Tim said...

A poem to cheese would be most absurd.
For the mystery of the fermented curd -
Like the mournful cry of the gallows bird -
Cannot be captured by the written word.

angelmeg said...

I beg to differ:

the cheese stands alone
the cheese stands alone
Hi Ho the Derrio
the cheese stands alone.

classic, and singable.

Adoro te Devote said...

Cheese goes well with fruit and wine
Aged Cheddar and Bleu Cheese
Please hand me more brie.

~ A Haiku, Ode to Cheese

Allen said...

Maybe all the great poets are lactose intolerant. I don't think Wisconsin is producing a great deal of really spectacular poets.

I think that, once you examine the amazing chemical processes that go into transforming milk into cheese, you would be filled with awe and be moved to write sonnets on the matter! Maybe too many poets are flunking science class!

CMinor said...

Actually, owing to a slight mistranslation, few English speakers realize that Omar Khayyam's well-known verse actually read:
...A Wheel of Brie, a Loaf of Bread--and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness--
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!

Panda Rosa said...

Wasn't there that poet who wrote "Ode to the Prophecy of a Ten-Ton Cheese"? THAT's a lot of cheese! Goes great with a One-Ton Tomato! (say it out loud a few times) hee hee