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Monday, February 14, 2005

My Wall Street Journal Poem

See previous post for explanation. Some of you suggested you might try. I'll link to anyone who comes through.
UPDATE! Isabella at The Magnificent Octopus has responded to my challenge HERE with a poem inspired by the Globeandmail.com story "NHLPA offers salary cap" - go read it!

Also, Bad Aunt from Present Simple has also responded with a poem in which every word is taken from the paper she is currently proofreading.

Anybody else want to give it a try?

From the article (Feb 14, 2005):
"How Lowly Bitumen is Biting Oil Reserve Tallies"


His unusually attractive energy
coaxed from the dark
flowed down into deep wells

But recently plunging reserves forced replenishment
via fields usually considered empty

The rock-bottom year had a lasting effect
The bounce back was short-lived
And on paper only

Biting questions underscored the future's volatility
Time is too expensive
The drop in expectations is massive
And raises questions concerning viability
Brief rises are not nearly as dramatic
Hope is uneconomical
Estimates are revised downward

Still, she's not going anywhere
She remains vulnerable
To his unusually attractive energy

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1 Comments:

At 11:58 AM, Blogger aka_monty said...

Most excellent! :) It is a wonderful idea all around...now I'll have to go steal my neighbor's newspaper & see what I can come up with. If it isn't too embarrassing, I may post it. ;)

But yours is FABULOUS. Do some more.

 

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