[LMB] was: Language

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Sat Aug 17 00:16:29 BST 2019

And in another vein, one of the chants in the Carmina Burana scans to a well-known Christmas carol!

"Ave formosissima, gemma pretiosa,
 Ave decus virginum, virgo gloriosa,
 Ave mundi luminar, ave mundi rosa,
 Blanzifor et Helena, Venus generosa!"

Try it and see!

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Another good one is Jabberwocky, by Louis Carroll.

On Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 1:51 PM Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:

> Once at a Demicon, I was half-jingled on the very good beer in the
> consuite, and started doing classical poetry in rap style.  A friend of
> mine likes to tell about how she wandered in, and there I was doing Edgar
> Allan Poe's "The Raven."  What struck her was not only that I was doing it
> rap-style, but that I clearly had the whole poem so memorized that I could
> do it even when lit up like a Christmas tree.  Another favorite for this is
> the opening stanzas of "The Song of Hiawatha."
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