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Today's quote comes from a letter Jane Austen wrote to her sister, Cassandra, on Friday, May 31, 1811.

I thought to provide you with the lyrics to "Here we go 'round the mulberry bush", or perhaps "Mulberry Fields" by Lucille Clifton, which is brilliant, but a bit too dark for what I wanted.

Instead, I'm going with a silly sort of poem by William Jay Smith, entitled "Moon", which is written using a form of accentual verse in three stanzas composed of rhymed triplets.


Moon
by William Jay Smith

I have a white cat whose name is Moon;
He eats catfish from a wooden spoon,
And sleeps till five each afternoon.

Moon goes out when the moon is bright
And sycamore trees are spotted white
To sit and stare in the dead of night.

Read the last stanza here.



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poolhallace
Apr. 18th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
LOVE that quote! So diplomatic.
kellyrfineman
Apr. 18th, 2012 12:35 pm (UTC)
So droll, too!
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kellyrfineman
Apr. 19th, 2012 03:39 am (UTC)
I doubt he will answer to "Moon".
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