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Wyndham (Other) by Aetius
It was dark the night they saw the lion. "Nonsense," Wyndham would tell them, smirking around his meerschaum, "there are no lions in London!" But children dream of stranger things than lions. It was raining the day they saw the dragon. "Nonsense," Wyndham would exclaim, a comfortable haze drifting from his pipe, "there is no such thing as dragons!" But children dream of stranger things than dragons. It was snowing the day they saw the fairy. "Nonsense," Wyndham would state, smoke drifting from his nose, "there are simply no such things as fairies!" But children dream of stranger things than fairies. It was warm outside, the day they saw the Wyndham. "Nonsense," Wyndham would explain, his pipe clenched firmly betwixt his teeth, "I have never believed in Wyndham."

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Arithmetic Mean: 6.0
Weighted score: 5.119203
Overall Rank: 5671
Posted: September 29, 2006 12:27 PM PDT; Last modified: September 29, 2006 12:27 PM PDT
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[n/a] Dovina @ 12.72.43.195 | 29-Sep-06/12:43 PM | Reply
You have been on Poemranker since 4/04, have posted 8 poems, commented on none, voted on none. And you have the audacity to expect comment and votes on this! Have a nice day. :(
[n/a] Aetius @ 216.254.9.2 > Dovina | 29-Sep-06/1:54 PM | Reply
What makes you think I expect comments or votes?
[n/a] <~> @ 167.206.181.179 | 29-Sep-06/1:21 PM | Reply
LOl.

quite a bit of fun, here, ae
[8] Fayt @ 71.166.77.211 | 30-Sep-06/11:17 PM | Reply
i like!

you should participate more tho..
[6] pete @ 195.92.168.164 | 2-Oct-06/3:54 PM | Reply
works well as a childs poem and i quite liked it; but if you're not here for comments or votes may i enquire why you are here?
[n/a] Aetius @ 216.254.9.2 > pete | 3-Oct-06/6:23 PM | Reply
PoemRanker is a Zen exercise for me. I post here in order to post here.
[n/a] Dovina @ 70.38.78.229 > Aetius | 3-Oct-06/6:40 PM | Reply
And off we swoon, into the Great Oriental Nothing.
[8] nentwined @ 68.232.253.122 > Dovina | 4-Oct-06/11:16 AM | Reply
Great Oriental Nothingness Exercise -- aka GONE?

"I have never believed in Wyndham" doesn't _quite_ strike the right cadence for me, or something. Not sure.

I like this, though, and definitely want to see it illustrated.
[n/a] Aetius @ 216.254.9.2 > nentwined | 6-Oct-06/12:35 PM | Reply
Feel free to illustrate. :) I'd love to see what you come up with.
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