If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you. -- Oscar Wilde
And for good reason. Any poet who actually speaks about the mystery of cheese dies under mysterious circumstances within a day.
When lo, God created some cheeseHe saw it was better than trees.When you bite, and it's soft,and you swallow--then you coughup some chessyness, not mangled leaves.
Let's see if I'm back Monday!
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.
I beg to differ:the cheese stands alonethe cheese stands aloneHi Ho the Derrio the cheese stands alone.classic, and singable.
Cheese goes well with fruit and wineAged Cheddar and Bleu CheesePlease hand me more brie.~ A Haiku, Ode to Cheese
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!
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 ThouBeside me singing in the Wilderness--Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!
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
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