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Variations on a theme

Sat 24 Jul 2004, 09:43 AM



by Ben Langhinrichs
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Specifically, this theme:

Haiku
Two roads, one wood
a traveller divided
Chose one less travelled

Limerick
There once was a yellow wood
Where a befuddled traveller stood
With two roads divided
He stood undecided
Finally picking one noone else would.

Dr. Seuss-like
Still standing, the traveller looked down both ways
The road on the left not walked on in days
The path on the right was in good repair
With footprints and treadmarks and signs of good wear
"But which should I take?", the good traveller thought.
"Which should I take, and which should I not?"
If he hadn't decided, if he hadn't have chosen.
He'd be there today, and standing quite frozen.
But rather than be left there standing all night
He choose the path which was left, which was right.

Cinquain
Two roads
Diverging paths
Choosing the wilder one
No regrets, but one day perhaps
Onwards

Sophisticated Mother Goose
Two roads, two roads, antipodes
Divergent, insurgent and urgent
Decisions, revisions, life long division
No balking, keep walking emergent.

Copyright 2004 Genii Software Ltd.

What has been said:


186.1. Heini
(24.07.2004 07:23)

I am not good at riddles, Haikus but whatever you do .

Good luck (and I'll be back on Monday).


186.2. Richard Schwartz
(07/24/2004 11:40 AM)

Mixture of Iambic And Trochaic Pentameter:

Ben Langhinrichs writes the Midas Poems,

His takes on Robert Frost please ear and eye,

Verse though's not so lucrative as code is,

Especially if you know the A P I,

Ben knows all the CD record structures,

And that's the seecret of his Genii,

Though he'd rather listen to his muses,

He chooses to write code much traveled by.

-rich


186.3. Ben Langhinrichs
(07/24/2004 07:13 PM)

I appreciate the effort, Rich. Of course, when and if I hand over the reins of Genii to some more capable leader, I fully hope to be even more successful at writing than I have been at CD records. I guess we'll have to see (but not anytime soon, more's the pity).