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(1) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Saturday, Jul 28, 2007 17:22]

A poem (semi-OT)

What? No new posts in two days?

For emergency reanimation, I'll post a poem by E. Geibel,
~1850, translated (and somewhat modernized) by me, about...

I heard a lion roaring phat*
but round the corner sat - a cat.
Well then. The bears won't need advice
and it may scare - the rats and mice.

* Hip-Hop slang, here as: "good", "loud", or suchlike.
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(2) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Saturday, Jul 28, 2007 23:29]

I still prefer Christian Morgensterns "Die unmögliche Tatsache" ("The impossible fact").

For reasons of copyright I can't post it here but you can see it at
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(3) Posted by Uri Avner [Sunday, Jul 29, 2007 06:31]

It must be my ignorance, but is there any connection to chess compositions?
Or is "The Aesthetic Weasel" by Christian Morgenstern the missing link?!?
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(4) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Thursday, Aug 9, 2007 13:12]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [07-08-09]

Dr. Emanuel Lasker, Lasker's Chess Magazine, Vol. 1, p.121, London / New York, January 1905
The aim of this magazine is to convey correct information of all doings in the chess world, to cultivate a sound taste for the efficient and the beautiful in chess and to spread the love for chess among all peoples speaking the English tongue.

Well, a poem not by words but by the meaning :-)
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(5) Posted by Kevin Begley [Wednesday, Nov 28, 2007 13:41]

Here's a short poem I composed a few years ago, which has some relevance in this forum...
Try to guess the last word of the title [hint: read aloud]

Title: Oh, Me Lady ......

E-fortify Eidy
She takes into sea tree
On que Dee ate be sea force great
But into a sicks sealed her fate

-Kevin Begley
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