[LMB] was: Language
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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