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Tag Archive: poetry

Oct 02 2013

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll, transcribed by a Mac

Yesterday I tried Middle English, so today, nonsensical English seemed to be the next best thing. Twist Briley again the slightly toes, Did jarring gimbal in the wave: Almonds you were the Bora Groves, And the mom race outgrabe. “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the closet catch! Beware the judge of …

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Oct 01 2013

Canterbury Tales in Middle English, transcribed by a Mac

Once, long ago, Ms. Markham, my eleventh grade English teacher, made me memorize the beginning of the Canterbury Tales.  In Middle English.  Because it was basically a rote memory task that required repetition, it’s a parlor trick I still have in my memory banks.  I was playing around with my Mac transcription function and greatly …

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Jul 25 2012

Alexander Hamilton: Badass

I didn’t know all of this about Alexander Hamilton, this is incredible. Writer and star of the Broadway musical In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda performs “The Hamilton Mixtape” at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word on May 12, 2009. Accompanied by Alex Lacamoire. Lyrics: How does a bastard, orphan, son …

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