I’ve been looking through the archives
(And there’s quite an awful lot)
Of the posts that I remember
And the many I forgot.
There are thousands that I’ve written—
It’s been mostly lots of fun—
But I wonder: are there any
Who’ve read every single one?
Yes, I’ve read them (Hey, I wrote them!)
I’ve read every comment, too!
Might there, somewhere, be another?
(Dare I ask it) or a few?
I’ve been over 8 years writing
And I’ve really had a ball—
But I want to ask my readers:
Any chance you’ve read it all?
Now that I finally have the “related posts” widget up and running at the bottom of each page, I found myself seeing verses I had no recollection of writing. So I click, read, and find myself clicking “previous post” or “next post” (depending on how far back I landed)… and three hours later, wonder why my students’ papers have not gotten graded. I don’t remember being so… prolific, in my early years.
So, have any of you read *all* of it? Most of it? Anyone binge-read from the beginning? If so, how long did it take? (I’m tempted to start a Cuttlefish Challenge, the doggerel version of hiking the Appalachian Trail, with prizes for the intrepid readers who make it all the way through.)
And now, finally, back to grading.
(Oh… unrelated to anything–my twitter deally is @cuttlefishpoet. I am ridiculously close to an arbitrary round number, and have been for a year or so. It’s where I post notice of new posts here, so if you are reading this particular post, you might want to follow. Geez, I hate that term.)