[LMB] OT: Meter sighting, was: Levels of Bafflement

M. Haller Yamada thefabmadamem at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 22 05:46:26 GMT 2018


Lovecraft's poem, "Nemesis" has the same meter as Billy Joel's "Piano Man." (Or so they claim.) 

I'm listening to 
the song by H.P. Joelcraft right now, and the poem fits the tune. But is it metrical? 

Through the GHOUL-/guarded GATE/ways of SLUMber
Past the WAN/moon'd aBY/sses of NIGHT

It's NINE/o'CLOCK/on a SAT/urday
The REG/ular CROWD/shuf-fles IN. 


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