Wednesday, April 04, 2007

PT: A Poem For...


Hey Nonny, Hi Nonny,
Wierd Science-Fantasy
Hasn't the wherewith
To buy this canard.

Try us again next year
If we're not bankrupt for
Remuneration, Dear
Orson Scott Card.


(This was written years ago in a SF class I took from Brother Card--a rejection slip as a specific form of poetry. I have forgotten the name of the form. If any of you out there know it, please advise...! It was a great class, and he is a terrific writer!)
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21 comments:

Brian said...

I love his books. I have no idea on the form.

Thanks for the moving comment you left on my poem. Thank you, thank you.

gautami tripathy said...

Does not matter about the form. It is kind of catchy if you know what I mean. Rolls of the tongue!!

Remiman said...

Pepek,
Good word weaving by any name is a pleasure to read!
rel

Pam said...

It is catchy. "Word weaving," how appropriate.

I, too, would like to thank you for you wonderful comments.

Regina Clare Jane said...

Very interesting- I think all rejection slips should be like this one!

pepektheassassin said...

brian--the words were Heartfelt.

gautami, I know it does not matter (the form) but I remember it has a NAME that I no longer remember....

Remiman--glad you liked it!

pam, I am always happy to see you here.

regina clare jane, thanks. And, may I use one of your Rumi quotes in my column next time?

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

I am so happy for your friendship, instead of rejection. Thank you.

I am going to take up your idea, I am going to find my face. :)

Rose

xo

January said...

A rejection is still a rejection. But it's seems a little better to be rejected in verse!

Tina With Wings said...

Someone told me to read all of his books, but I never got around to actually doing it. What a cool rejection slip, though. For reals!

pepektheassassin said...

Rose, Good Luck!

January--Of course this wasn't really my rejection of OSC--I love him as a teacher and as a writer-first-class! It was an assignment.

Tina--start with one....

bookbinds said...

If we must get a rejection slip then this is the way to go ;)

Beaman said...

You've ignited an interest. I'll have to read his work now. :)

pepektheassassin said...

bookbinds, I appreciate your comment!

Tina and beaman--try starting with Ender's Game, and Speaker for the Dead.

pepektheassassin said...

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by.

Jessica said...

My husband, an OSC fanatic, will be jealous of your exerience with him. I loved the humor and zestiness of this poem.

Fragmentsinsight said...

Very catchy and very bold. I can almost see the rejector reading this out loud at the rejected (wouldn't that be something). Great form, great poem.
(Unfortunately can't help you with the name.)

wendy said...

He really looks like a joyful fellow!

Canard,,great word!

twitches said...

My students love Cards's books! I was thrilled to see a poem for him here.

r said...

I love Orson Scott Card how amazing you took a class with him!

Marcia said...

A rejection that brings a smile feels less a rejection for a moment. Loved this.

I used your phrase for Poetry Thursday.

Tammy said...

How creative even though it's a rejection. ;) xxoo