Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Poetry Break: "Lie"

Anthony Caro, Odalisque (1984)
(Steel: 195.6 x 243.8 x 153.7 cm)
Gift of Stephen and Nan Swid, 1984
(Image from
The Metropolitan Museum of Art)


Odalisque, it
rhymes with biscuit.

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At 10:36 AM, Blogger Kate Marie said...

Ha! That's great!

At 11:08 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks, KM. I say things as honestly as I can see things.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 1:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My antique dictionary says the following:

odalisque. Fr. from Turk. odaliq. A harem companion, from odah. a chamber.
a. a female slave or concubine in an Oriental harem.

This makes it a noun. Has the meaning changed to an adjective, verb or adverb?

Of course I am a naive, outdated hillbilly.
Or should I just let it be?

At 4:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

.....'sqe, it


Hmmm.....Who was the Englishman who wrote....
I put my hat upon my head,
and walked upon the strand,
And as I walked I met a man,
whose hat was in his hand?

I'm no poet, (and I know it),
My feet don't show it,
(Not Longfellows).
{stolen and twisted from somebody}.

Poetry, you see,
ain't my cup 'o tea.


At 4:54 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Uncle Cran, it's a noun, as you note. But I haven't yet understood why you were asking.

So poetry
is not your tea?

You manage to rhyme, which a lot of modern poets don't.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Jeffery Hodges

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