The Stuffed Owl

I'm reading a Mark Twain book currently, Following the Equator. In it, he mentions a notoriously bad poet, Julia Moore, a name I had not thought of in ages. Moore's fabled lack of talent produced scads of bad poetry. You can read about her career here.

Google has digitized at least one of her books, which you can read here. Be prepared to encounter such excruciating verse as this sample to the right.

Moore is included in The Stuffed Owl, a volume of the world's worst poetry. Wouldn't that make a swell Xmas gift for the literary type in your life?
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 27, 2009
     Category: Eccentrics | Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art | Literature | Nineteenth Century

Once one gets past the Limerick, all poetry is bad so maybe you should seek more expressive adjectives, Paul.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/27/09 at 01:14 PM
limericks huh?
like the one about the young man from peru or the old lady from nantucket? :lol:
roses are red,
violets are blue,
if you want a book of bad poetry,
paul has found the one for you! :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/27/09 at 05:35 PM
I was never a good judge of poetry, so this seems fine to me. I mean, it almost sounds like Ogden Nash could have written it (ironically, of course - his poetry is full of puns.)
Posted by Leshka on 11/28/09 at 10:32 AM
leshka is very sweet,
she makes my ego complete,
for my poetry she likes,
when most others just say YIKES! :wow:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/28/09 at 11:27 AM
:lol: Take a bow, patty!
Posted by Leshka on 11/29/09 at 10:28 AM
thank you leshka! 😊
scot you have a point there sweetie, that is truely awful. :shut:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/29/09 at 02:38 PM
Yes, but can this book of poetry control the Filthy Pixies?

"My darling, my sweet
Don't hate me please
If I tell you your feet
Smell like moldy French cheese."
- Ped Xing

I'm betting no one knows where that came from. 😉
Posted by DownCrisis on 11/30/09 at 01:05 PM
where did it come from honey?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/30/09 at 01:08 PM
You gotta watch these...

Then all will be revealed.

Including some of my sense of humor.
Posted by DownCrisis on 12/02/09 at 01:09 AM
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