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Quote, Unquote II

Postby GregB » November 18th, 2017, 4:18 pm

The idea is to put a well-known line from a poem, novel, song, etc. but then put a completely different second line, preferably humorous. You can also put the source, if you know it.

Example:
Never send to know for whom the bell tolls,
The bellringer has just dropped dead.
(John Donne)

Others can put their own variation of the same line:
Never send to know For Whom The Bell Tolls
It's a lousy book anyway.
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
- T.S.Eliot 'Four Quartets'.
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Re: Quote, Unquote II

Postby Sprocket » November 20th, 2017, 5:48 pm

One from Spike Milligan:

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky.
I left my shoes and socks there - I wonder if they're dry.
Masefield.

And from me:

Bright star, would I were constant as thou art,
And not a clapped-out, miserable old fart.
Keats.
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Re: Quote, Unquote II

Postby Sprocket » November 20th, 2017, 5:56 pm

Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote
Makes me say "Damn! I need a new raincoat!"...
Chaucer.
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Re: Quote, Unquote II

Postby Pondero » November 20th, 2017, 5:57 pm

I remember I remember the house where I was born
(Thomas Hood)
The little window where the seagulls bombed us at dawn.
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Re: Quote, Unquote II

Postby Lyn » November 20th, 2017, 6:14 pm

Hawk Roosting - Ted Hughes

My feet are locked upon the rough bark.
It took the whole of Creation
To produce my foot, my each feather:
Now I wave my claws to curse the weather.
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Re: Quote, Unquote II

Postby GregB » November 21st, 2017, 8:29 am

Masefield again:

I must go down to the seas again,
To the lonely sea and the sky,
I'll get that bloody boat to float;
It's a case of do or die.

'Sea Fever' (Plural 'seas' in the first line.)
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Re: Quote, Unquote II

Postby Pondero » November 21st, 2017, 11:44 am

I wandered lonely a cloud,
Until trying to pick a daffodil,
I fell off a cliff and died.

William Wordsworth
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Re: Quote, Unquote II

Postby Sprocket » November 21st, 2017, 1:52 pm

The boy stood on the burning deck
Playing a game of cricket.
The ball went up his trouser leg
And stumped his middle wicket.
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Re: Quote, Unquote II

Postby GregB » November 22nd, 2017, 8:56 am

To be or not to be: that is the question.
Who gives a toss: that is the answer.

(Wordsworth again:)
I wandered lonely as a cloud...
Mmmmm, perhaps I'm using the wrong deodorant.
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Re: Quote, Unquote II

Postby GregB » November 27th, 2017, 6:06 pm

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
So why the hell pay the admission price to the theatre?

(As You Like It)

Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer
By this climate change.

(Richard III)
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