John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Favorite Poem?

Apparently the "Writer's Block" feature for LJ last week was to list your favorite poem. I'm not generally big on modern poetry [1], but I am fond of this little verse by William Hughes Mearns:

Yesterday upon the stair
I met a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
Oh how I wish he'd go away!

It was written in 1889, but always seems very contemporary to me.

-The Gneech

[1] a.k.a., the Language of Wangst. Classical verse (a la Beowulf or Shakespeare) isn't included in this. One major exception I will allow is for the Romantics (Blake, Shelley, et al.), who while they tended towards the emo, still managed to not suck.
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