Saturday, April 28, 2007

Book Report on The Dictionary - a homework poem/a dictionary poem/a book report poem

Gregory K.

I found the plot missing,
The dialog weak.
I kept waiting and waiting for someone to speak.

The characters bored me.
In fact, there weren’t any!
The jokes were not funny, and there weren’t too many.

The book started slowly.
The middle lacked energy.
And what type of ending is “zymotic, zymurgy”?

The authors have talent
But need to refine it...
'Cause if there's a point here, they failed to define it.

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Greg Pincus said...

The perils of late night blogging are such that the first time I posted this poem, I failed to include the fourth stanza. Oops. So, for those of you who read it with only three... come back! The rest of you slept through such drama quite impressively.

Terry P. said...


Your poetry-writing stamina and creativity are amazing (even when you do leave out the last stanza). You're a cross between Ogden Nash and the energizer bunny :-)

Greg Pincus said...

Thanks, Terry, though more for the Nash than bunny part. :-) And I know you could do a joke a day for... well... you could go way longer than I can with poetry, I betcha. And no, that is NOT a challenge!

Rita said...

This is great.


Anonymous said...

Excellent dictionary report. Thanks.