[LMB] Fwd: Re: O.G. Rappers OT:

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Sat Aug 17 20:09:18 BST 2019

Sigh. Not today. We read them on the page and analyze them to death. The bards of yore weep.
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Subject: [LMB] Fwd: Re: O.G. Rappers OT:

I'm old, now. But back in MY day the education system rewarded us
for memorizing narrative poems.  Robert W Service and Ruyard
Kipling...   Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson are all very well but
Longfellow and Coleridge and Noyes,  oh my!

The wind was a torrent of darkness, upon the gusty trees,
The moon was a ghostly galleon, tossing on cloudy seas,
The road was a ribbon of silver across the purple moor,
and the Highwayman came riding, riding, riding,
The Highwayman came riding up, up to the old inn-door ...

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