Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson

Richard's Poor Almanac

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  1. Three Steps Over Japan

    Three Steps Over Japan said, 10 months ago

    Who knew
    that James Joyce
    spoke in haiku?

  2. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, 10 months ago

    James Joyce, laddie, we scarcely knew you! Let not your spirit be troubled by the faded glory of Oprah….

  3. casroc

    casroc GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    I believe that’s a limerick rather than a haiku, but who’s counting.

  4. Paul Read

    Paul Read said, 10 months ago

    @Three Steps Over Japan

    Isn’t he speaking in Limerick? He was Irish after all!

  5. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Paul Read

    “Isn’t he speaking in Limerick?”


    More likely he’s speaking in Dublin…
    Or maybe Zurich; that’s where he’s buried.


    Can a ghost BE ‘dispirited’? Seems like a logical impossibility. Perhaps it just means he’s run out of whisky.


    I had planned my own celebratory poem — 24 full cantos of iambic pentameter, one for every hour of the day — but I I had to scrap it because I couldn’t think of a rhyme for “Daedalus.”


    Oh well. I’ll have to settle for raising a pint of Guinness or two (or more) to Sonny Jim’s memory, topped off with a rousing chorus of “Good Golly, Miss Molly.”

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @fritzoid

    Sedulous.

  7. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Daedalus/Sedulous?


    Not a perfect rhyme, but better poets have used worse.
    I’ll play with it (and “credulous” as well).

  8. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    o Molly sweet Molly please cradle us
    in your arms as you did Stephen Dedalus
    we ache for the kisses
    of mister Bloom’s missus
    you spin us dear Molly you dreidel us

  9. JP Steve

    JP Steve GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @fritzoid

  10. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @JP Steve

    For my next project, I’m going to translate Joyce’s Ulysses into Attic Greek…


    (At least that should be easier than translating Finnegans Wake into Dothraki, which was my initial idea.)

  11. David O'Brien

    David O'Brien said, 10 months ago

    Try “settle us” If Ogden Nash can use near rhyme. Mr. Joyce won’t mind/mine.

  12. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Of course, the nearness of the rhymes depends on how you pronounce “Dedalus.” I’ve always gone with “DAY-da-lus”, the same way I pronounce his mythical forebear, Daedalus (hence my initial spelling, written before I checked). But do others pronounce it “DED-a-lus”? I suppose one might even rhyme it with “needle us”, which raises some interesting possibilities.


    And yeah, Joyce would probably be OK with any of ’em…

  13. what, me worry?

    what, me worry? said, about 1 month ago

    @fritzoid

    diddle us

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