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From:James Campbell <james@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 7, 2000, 7:02
JC and JC wrote:

> >*farrago: a confused mixture < Latin, mixed fodder < *far* 'spelt,
> > 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) ========================================================================= James Campbell Zeugma--Our Life Is Design =========================================================================