|From:||James Campbell <james@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 7, 2000, 7:02|
JC and JC wrote:
> >*farrago: a confused mixture < Latin, mixed fodder < *far* 'spelt,barley'
> There is an interestin' poetic form called _cento_ as well.
> Cento - in Latin- means "patchwork" & in the poetic sense of the word
> it means a poem made up from other authors' phrases.
Sounds like the poetic fragment that my mother occasionally murmurs, which
is a light-hearted patchwork of part-remembered poems from her childhood. It
ends with the line: "and nightly hoots the new-mown hay."
JC (the other other one)
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