Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Noted in the margins     [gnomic rubai]

(on the non-universality of epidemic phenomena)

For the plaguophilic
            the worse things get   the better
for the life idyllic
            the plague is yet   a fetter
while plagues embitter
            both human and bird critter
there's none angelic
            nor plagues for the Irish setter


nonsense verse responsive to a passing remark by Vasudev Murthy (regarding a certain educational institution -- viz., he suggested, "Avoid this school like the plague. Unless you like plague.")


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