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If watches could but timely watchlings breed,
Their hatchlings on minutest clocksprings feed,
And win their loves by telling truest time,
Of Watchmakers then would we have no need.

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    • Siamang
    • Posted Tuesday, 18 September 2007 at 00:13 am
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    Bravo.

  1. Limerick

    If watches were finny and scaly,
    And were seen being hatched almost daily,
    Would we bet any stake,
    As he battled with Blake,
    On the Christian apologist, Paley?

  2. Though Paley, Zeus bless him, did actually think that his argument would work even if we knew that big watches have little watches.

    • Alaya
    • Posted Tuesday, 18 September 2007 at 12:37 pm
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    Oh, that’s awesome. You too, Russell.

  3. Thanks, everybody!

    One kind of poem I’ve particularly enjoyed constructing is a sonnet made out of Rubaiyat-style quatrains, tied together by rhyming their third lines. In other words, you implement the rhyme scheme AABA CCBC DDBD EE in iambic pentameter. I thought about trying that here, but perhaps mercifully decided to keep it short and direct.


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