Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Dead and/or Famous Poet Anagrams

I obviously have too much time on my hands. Or a nifty-hifty anagram program (or both, hehehe). My favorites are William Blake and Osip Mandelstam.

John Ashbery: Her shy banjo.
Wystan Hugh Auden: Unwashed naughty. Hush! Unwanted gay.
Charles Baudelaire: His laudable career.
William Blake: Lamblike wail.
Emily Dickinson: Skinny domicile. Dom inks icy line.
Rita Dove: I adore TV.
T. S. Eliot: Toilets. Ole tits.
Allen Ginsberg: Balling greens.
Albert Goldbarth: That bold garbler.
Jorie Graham: Major Hegira. I harm a Jr. ego.
Marilyn Hacker: Real inky charm.
Robert Hass: Sober trash. Robs hearts.
Donald Justice: Lost, jaundiced.
Denise Levertov: Evident resolve. Note: verse lived.
Osip Mandelstam: Optimal madness.
Edna St. Vincent Millay: Small indecent vanity. Calmly invented saint. Silly 'n' manic vendetta.
Pablo Neruda: Proud an’ able.
Sharon Olds: Hard on loss.
Sylvia Plath: A vital sylph. Lavishly apt.
Gertrude Stein: Registered nut. Urgent re-edits.
Walt Whitman: What man wilt.
William Carlos Williams: A warm ill will: socialism.
William Butler Yeats: A really sublime twit. Ability matures well. Weary Bill mutilates.

10 comments:

Charlie Jensen said...

"Sharon Olds: Hard on loss."

Genius.

Radish King said...

I'm neither famous nor dead, but I've always been glad to have a bee cloud corn in my name.

Rebecca
p.s. W.C.I.Y.B.P?

Peter said...

WCIYBP!? I'll never tell. grin

Peter said...

Rebecca Loudon: Educable croon. Could be a crone.

C. Dale said...

The Jorie Graham one is hysterical!

Radish King said...

Peter Pereira repartee ripe -- perfect!

Angelique said...

John Ashbery teaches at my school. I actullay just saw him.
:)

Emily Lloyd said...

Oh, I do love repartee ripe--or ripe repartee. I myself am disgustedly stuck with Lily Melody.

And my favorite for Stein remains my drag name, Sir Get U. Tender [grin]...

Peter said...

C Dale: JG's make me laugh too
Angelique: tell JA to check out my blog. I think he'd get a hoot out of his anagram.
Emily: Lily Melody: yes!

Dark Dorothy said...

from my Hot Dork Yard to yours...

this is my favorite "T. S. Eliot: Toilets. Ole tits" Especially "ole tits" Weeeeeeeeee....