BITS & PIECES OF A MISPLACED LIFE –

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THE MERRY JESTS OF WITTGENSTEIN #4

By Louis Phillips



                  No mask.
                 No reading.




NOTES FROM A DIARY

 
Even in a medieval cottage
Illuminated by erotic wattage
Of souls in collision & collusion,
Love is nothing if not specific.
 **
 

Even if this sentence were false, 
you would read it all the way to 
its conclusion.

**


John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn” is 
disguised as this this simple sentence.  
The disguise was nearly perfect until 
one astute reader penetrated its clever 
cover. 


The first word of this sentence is missing, 
but it still makes sense.


WHO SAYS

Stand up  & listen.
Who says
Poetry cannot work miracles?
Consider this:
It is a miracle I can
Write these words.

 **
 
Verschlimmbessern
 
 
In order to improve this quatrain
I decided to add in the 3rd line
The German word verschlimmbessern
To rattle around in your brain;
 
You cannot hug it to your bosom.
Obviously it does not make
This poem any better.
What’s a rhyme for verschlimmbessern?
 
**
 
Every third word in this weird sentence 
will begin with the letter W at some 
weird future time.
 
 
 
            WARNING
 
 
If you shackle yourself to this sentence, 
you will be forcibly removed, taken to 
an undisclosed location and interrogated, 
beaten, and waterboarded until you tell how 
and why you did such a foolish thing.
 
 ***
 
   WHO, NOT KNOWING

 
Mistakes are with us like the crack of dawn.
Who, not knowing,
How fragile the morning is,
Dropped it?
 
 
 
This sentence once was only four words long.
 



If this sentence does not convey any information,
then why does it exist?

**

No animals of any kind were killed or injured in
Making this sentence.
**






Underneath this sentence is another sentence that
praises whoever reads it. Unfortunately, this
sentence is on top of it and cannot be moved.
 
 
 
 
This sentence ends here. Sorry for any inconvenience.
 
**
 
Old riddle
 
 What is the longest English word?
SMILES
There is a mile between the first & last letter.
 
 
 **
TRACER OF LOST POEMS
 
This poem has been missing
From the better anthologies
 For more than 5 decades.
Aren’t you glad that it has been found?
 
**
 
 
 
Any resemblance between the words in
this sentence and any real words is 
purely coincidental.

**
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feel free to add any words you wish to this interactive sentence.
 
**
 
 
 
 
 
All the words  in this sentence appear closer
to the reader than they really are.









URANIA

Whirling electric Muse of Astronomy
Descends with “star-bespangled” song
To confess: Copernicus, with his heresy
Has been proven wrong:
 
This poem is the center of the Universe
& you, Dear Reader,
Are its beloved satellite. You orbit,
Orbit all around it.
 
 **
 
CAUTION—VIRUS WARNING

No word in this sentence wears a mask, 
nor is any word six feet away from any 
other word.
 
 

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