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So Much Depends Upon a Red (TM) wheelbarrow

Use modern poetry to devise new brand names
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mrthingy, Apr 01 2003

the poem http://en.wikipedia...The_Red_Wheelbarrow
[mrthingy, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 29 2012]

krelnik's link reminded me of this book http://tinyurl.com/czn2s
[mrthingy, Oct 04 2004, last modified Jan 07 2006]

One of my favo(u)rite albums. By a very halfbakerish kinda guy http://www.projex.d...uk/lyrics/mwwl.html
It's not so ba-a-ad... to be... with... me- [thumbwax, Oct 04 2004]

(?) Hunny B's http://kellogg.mark...ocument&Cat=Cereals
Far too late to start dreading now, Detly... [darksasami, Oct 04 2004]

The Forgotten Man Behind William Carlos Williams’s ‘Red Wheelbarrow’ http://www.nytimes....ed-wheelbarrow.html
[mrthingy, Jul 08 2015]


       Prufrock Peaches (TM) Do you dare to eat a Prufrock Peach?
dbsousa, Apr 01 2003

       Rename the armed forces "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori."
my face your, Apr 01 2003

       "So Much Depends Upon a Red (TM)" is the brand name?   

       What if they start making rakes?
waugsqueke, Apr 01 2003

       I favor the idea.
I always wanted to open a restaurant and call it "A Clean Well-Lighted Place.[TM]"
roby, Apr 01 2003

       Leaves of Grass (TM) clippers.
mrthingy, Apr 01 2003

       [basie] You must be referring to my chain of clean, well-lighted coffee shops. Those nasty drunk old men are nuts.
roby, Apr 02 2003

       I would say "a clean well lit place" with lit in place of lighted. Am I wrong to think such a thing?
Trodden, Apr 02 2003

       //cannibalize and screw up the original WTP characters//   

       If that bothers you, you should see my little girl's bedroom. Pooh on the rug, Pooh on the duvet, in the window, on all the shelves, and hanging from the ceiling. My wife even painted Pooh on the walls!   

       Back to the idea, can we look forward to Foxin's socks and Greenegsan Ham? How about Matilda Lie Detectors, Gogently Funeral Directors and Nuclear Bunkers from FriendlyBombs of Slough.
egbert, Apr 02 2003

       [Trodden] You do not understand. This is a clean and pleasant cafe. It is well lighted. The light is very good and also, now, there are the shadows of the leaves.
... A clean, well-lighted cafe was a very different thing. Now, without thinking further, he would go home to his room. He would lie in the bed and finally, with daylight, he would go to sleep. After all, he said to himself, it is only insomnia. Many must have it.
roby, Apr 03 2003

       Dang! is what the the barrow'd lass said when she discovered her quim filled with sand, I'd guess.
bristolz, Apr 04 2003

       I've been avoiding this one because I had absolutely no clue what it was about, and had not the time to find out. Now that I have...
Is this what constitutes poetry in America now? What happened to Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, to name but two? Is that really "the most famous twentieth century American poem", as the linked site suggests?
angel, Apr 04 2003

       "What happened to Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, to name but two?"   

       Um, <whispering> they died. And it's been a while, too.
bristolz, Apr 04 2003

       <Is this what constitutes poetry in America now?> Well, it's not that different from haiku, a form that goes back to the 16th century.
mrthingy, Apr 05 2003

       [krelnik], I've long been an admirer of William Carlos Williams and Wallace Stevens. Long ago, I even wrote a dissertation on Weldon Kees. I may have to make room in my pantheon of poetic practitioners for the "found" poems of DH Rumsfield. Thanks for sharing the plum.
jurist, Apr 05 2003

       //Um, <whispering> they died. And it's been a while, too.//
As did Williams, in 1963.
//not that different from haiku//
It lacks the elegance of haiku, although I'm no fan of that form either.

I walked up the
street under
the railway bridge
to buy a

the store was
full of morning

How is that functionally different from The Red Wheelbarrow, or several other of Williams' output?
angel, Apr 05 2003

       I'm not defending it. I'm just pointing out that sucky poetry is not limited to modern America.
mrthingy, Apr 05 2003

       Certainly it's not. We have our own, publicly-funded, producer in Andrew "Perpetual" Motion.
angel, Apr 05 2003

       I was hoping this wouldn't devolve into criticism of good poetry by people who don't get it.
You look no better than the rubes who whine in front of Picasso paintings.
If you don't get it, fine, it's not for you. But don't pretend you know enough about what the author is saying and how well they have accomplished their aim in a poem that doesn't make sense to you.
roby, Apr 05 2003

       The rubes who whine in front of Picasso paintings definitely look better because when you look at them you are able to see a Picasso in the same field of view. Beauty by association.
bristolz, Apr 05 2003

       "He took his vorpal™ sword in hand."
modular, Nov 30 2003

       Art is wherever you see it. If you want to argue that one poem is inherently good while another is inherently bad (or that judging poetry on one set of criteria is good, but another set of criteria is bad) come back when you have the chromatography results.   

       On that note, I'm with [ravenswood], especially (3). I dread the day I'm confronted in the supermarket aisle with Isn't It Funny How Bears Like™ Honey.
Detly, Nov 30 2003

       Crass commercial exploitation of cultural features and icons until now allowed to go untarnished. What's not to like? [+]
Voice, Jul 08 2015


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