REAR ENDED

In order to have great art, you must have great audiences.
Walt Whitman

Good luck with that
because you can lead
a bore to culture
but you can’t make
a silk purse out
of a sow’s rear.

 

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10 comments on “REAR ENDED

  1. Mél@nie says:

    I’ve loved WW’s poetry since my high-school years… merci! 🙂

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  2. Nice little poem, mistermuse but is the last line referring to a cow or a sow?

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  3. mistermuse says:

    The last 3 lines are a play on the old saying “You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.”

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  4. arekhill1 says:

    You can make a nice leather purse out of a sow’s rear, though.

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  5. mistermuse says:

    Please try to restrain yourself – this is a serious matter. If Walt Whitman appreciated levity being made of his quotes, he probably would’ve spelled his last name without an “h” – ha ha . 😦

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  6. Don Frankel says:

    I’m not sure what you make out of a sow’s rear… bacon?

    You’ve now ruined Walt Whitman for me as he will forever be Walt Witman and I will never take anything of his seriously.

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  7. mistermuse says:

    Don, what you make out of a sow’s rear is one of those questions to which you probably don’t want to know the answer (although what a sow makes out of her rear is another matter altogether).

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