Saturday, January 07, 2006

Poetic Diction, blog entry, Jan 06
posted by Thomas Basbøll at 5:58 PM, Copenhagen, Denmark

Poetic Diction (1912-2006)

"Scurrilous" was what the lady critic
called the poet Irving Layton.

And "scurrilous" were Friedrich Nietzsche's
final leaps and dances.

1 (of a person or language) grossly or
indecently abusive 2 given to or ...

No, I think that Nietzsche's dance
was something of a scamper

(bustle, haste, 3 a flurry of rain or snow)
that he took short, quick steps.

And that it was the poet's humour that
the lady critic thought was low.


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