Monday, April 11, 2005

De... arata Spent some time today figuring out what I can do online as a holder of a local county library card. Turns out more than I thought, including photocopies of old records back to the Revolution. Along the way I ran into a piece on the poem "Desiderata" which was apparently written in Baltimore, or something. I'm not sure I had ever read this original version: http://www.fleurdelis.com/desiderata.htm But it makes me appreciate all the more the spoof I HAD read, called "Deteriarata": http://www.communart.karoo.net/deteriarata.htm

1 comment:

zeke said...

That spoof of the poem "desiderata" by Max Ehrmann that is titled "Deteriata" was shown attributed to ANON 1999 was also found back in the 1970's on an album titled "National Lampoons Radio Dinner" ! "ZEKE"

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