I’ve been meaning to get Anapest strips up more often, but life intervened, not to mention paying jobs. Anyway, the long wait is over and there’s a new strip for your enjoyment on my comics page. For this one I’ve strung together lines from disparate songs which just happen to form rhyming couplets in an anapestic cadence (sorry if the type is a little tiny; here’s the text: So listen up Buster and listen up good/Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood/ If one of those bottles should happen to fall/ Don’t stand in the doorway, don’t block up the hall/She once swept an admiral clear off his feet/And the rhythm of life is a powerful beat!) I have been wasting more of my precious time on this earth than I care to admit lately running lines from songs in my head to see if they fit that Dr. Seuss meter (da da DUM da da DUM da da DUM). Some songs, like Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds and The Lady Is A Tramp, have nearly all their lines in anapest; others have just one or two. Here’s a collection of random lyrics that all just happen to rhyme:
The King of Peru who was Emperor too
My wife and my kids are all down with the flu
I can do anything better than you
And maybe we’ll do in a squirrel or two.
I’m just a lonely boy, lonely and blue
I can bitch, I can bitch ’cause I’m better than you
Winnie the Pooh doesn’t know what to do
A yardstick for lunatics, one point of view
Show that we’re grateful for mornings like these
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees
Birds in the trees seem to twitter Louise
Gee, Officer Krupke, we’re down on our knees,
I love to snore and to sniff and to sneeze.
I pick myself up and get up and get back in the race
When I come back to bed someone’s taken my place
And here are some lines I’d dearly like to find rhymes for and haven’t; anyone who can find lyrics which both rhyme with these and fit the meter will have my gratitude:
There’s a lady whos sure all that glitters is gold
warm winds caress her, her lover it seems
Pink macaroons and a million balloons
All we are saying is give peace a chance
This project is my first using a tool which is new to me, the airbrush. More on that later.