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The-chaos-by-gerard-nolst-trenite

The Chaos by G. Nolst Trenité a.k.a. “Charivarius” 1870 - 1946   (Fragment taken from: http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/lehre/pmo/eng/Chaos.pdf


Dearest creature in creation                                                     Just compare heart, beard and heard,Edit

Studying English pronunciation,                                                Dies and diet, lord and word,Edit

I will teach you in my verse                                                        Sword and sward, retain and Britain.Edit

Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse                           retain and Britain. (Mind the latter, how it’s written)Edit

I will keep you, Susy, busy,                                                        Made has not the sound of bade,Edit

Make your head with heat grow dizzy.                                      Say said, pay-paid, laid, but plaid.Edit

Tear in eye your dress you’ll tear,                                            Now I surely will not plague youEdit

So shall I! Oh, hear my prayer,                                                With such words as vague and ague,Edit

Pray, console your loving poet,                                                But be careful how you speak, Edit

Make my coat look new, dear, sew it!                                       Say break, steak, but bleak and streak.Edit

http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/lehre/pmo/eng/Chaos.pdf