10 responses to “Willing to wilt

  1. It’s difficult to take the lai as a vehicle for serious poetry, and we know it was used as a sing-song memory device. It’s better suited to light-hearted nursery rhymes. I just wrote an anti-lai and posted it at dVerse, but I think the next one will be a nursery rhyme.

  2. I don’t think there’s a way of writing this form that doesn’t just sound like a list of rhymes and near rhymes. I suppose we just have to treat it like a limerick 🙂

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