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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Poetry Month: Detected

Written over a hundred years ago, this is still quite relevant:

DETECTED

by: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

      In Congress once great Mowther shone,
      Debating weighty matters;
      Now into an asylum thrown,
      He vacuously chatters.
      If in that legislative hall
      His wisdom still he'd vented,
      It never had been known at all
      That Mowther was demented.
"Detected" is reprinted from The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce Vol. IV: Shapes of Clay. Ambrose Bierce. New York: Neale Publishing Company, 1910.

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Truer words have never been uttered! mom

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