Folk poetry--does it have literary merit?

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Folk poetry--does it have literary merit?

Post  pinhedz on Sat May 05, 2012 5:50 am

Does anyone else find both wit and poignancy in this?

"Here I sit,
Broken hearted,
Came to shit,
But only farted."

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Re: Folk poetry--does it have literary merit?

Post  eddie on Sat May 05, 2012 7:21 am

A poignant lavatorial meditation on the startling effects on the nervous system of Ruddles ale:

There's one thing the matter with Ruddles:
It gives me the shits and befuddles
My eyesight, my hearing, my balance, my steering
And leaves me here standing in puddles.

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Re: Folk poetry--does it have literary merit?

Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:50 pm


experience the emptiness today

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Re: Folk poetry--does it have literary merit?

Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:01 am

Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony,
Stuck a feather in his cap
And called it macaroni'.

Brother Ephraim sold his Cow
And bought him a Commission;
And then he went to Canada
To fight for the Nation;

Captain Colonel went to town
a ridin' on a chicken
stuck his finger up its butt
and called it finger lickin'.

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Re: Folk poetry--does it have literary merit?

Post  felix on Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:50 am

From Wiltshire:

Be I Berkshire?
Be I buggery! I comes up from Sarum*
I knows a gel with calico drawers
And I knows how to tear 'em

*Salisbury

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Re: Folk poetry--does it have literary merit?

Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:09 pm

In Tupac Shakur's 'THUG LIFE' lexiconography, a thug is not necessarily a criminal per se, but rather one on the urban margins of social structure, yet who nonetheless holds the head high with a plucky can-do spirit, n'est-ce pas

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Re: Folk poetry--does it have literary merit?

Post  pinhedz on Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:19 pm

felix wrote:From Wiltshire:

Be I Berkshire?
Be I buggery! I comes up from Sarum*
I knows a gel with calico drawers
And I knows how to tear 'em

*Salisbury
I'm positive that I heard something very similar to that in Uzbek. Shocked

I will find it again and post it here, which is what these art and literature forums are for. Smile  

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