Saturday, May 29, 2010

You know you've been a bad blogger when...

...Michael Bérubé wonders where you've gone and has to post Middle English poetry to get your attention.

Normal blogging will resume, I swear, as I am now fully and officially and totally ON SABBATICAL!! Hooray!! In the meantime, here's some Bérubé-inspired play-along fun: using "Sumer is icumen in" (see Bérubé's post) and Ezra Pound's parody as your inspiration, write a poem in the comments that begins "Sabbatical is icumen in."

6 comments:

meg said...

Ha! That's my first day of class exercise in Middle English (with "sabbatical" swapped out for "semester").

Anonymous said...

Sabbatical is icumen in,
Lhude sing te-hee!
Sleepeth prof and droppeth off
Then writeth busily
Sing te-hee!
The scholar searcheth after bookes
Calleth after coffee she,
Research stalleth, pleasance calleth,
Murie sing te-hee!
Te-hee, te-hee, wel thou singes te-hee,
Ne swik thu nauer nu.
Sing te-hee, we, sing te-hee.
Sing te-hee, sing te-hee we!

Dr. Virago said...

Anon - Te-hee! Love it!

Meg - I'm going to steal that exercise now! :)

meg said...

Be my guest! I try to have some sexy little something for the first day of every class. Unfortunately, my first day of Bible as Lit is never very sexy -- just a micro-lecture. I need to find something...

[Capcha word: DITZYOU. Yes, I is!]

Anonymous said...

What fun is a challenge if only one responds?

Karl Steel said...

It's fun for us to read?