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The Norton Anthology of Weasels
We've replaced the fine poetry normally served at this fine institution with freeze-dried Norton Weasels. Let's see if you notice: give us the poet (if available), the poem, and the word herein represented by "weasel."
- Weasels lying two by two
Ask not whom they sleep beside
A E Houseman, "A Shropshire Lad/When I Watched the Living Meet" LOVERS
- For now we two will share one will together,
You are my teacher, my weasel, and my guide.
Dante, Inferno, trans. Robert Pinsky MASTER
- I have eaten
that were in
William Carlos Williams, "This is Just to Say" PLUMS
- He was a verray parfit gentil weasel.
Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, General Prologue KNYGHT
- (I am large, I contain weasels.)
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself MULTITUDES
- Weasel is icumen in
lhude sing cucu!
"Sumer is icumen in, " traditional, SUMER
- Christ that my love were in my weasel
and I in my bed again.
"O Western Wind," traditional, ARMS
- Whether weasel sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore
"The Raven," Edgar Allen Poe, TEMPTER
- God send to every gentleman
Such hawks, such hounds, and such a weasel.
The Twa Corbies (or the two ravens or the three ravens), traditional, LEMMAN
- Half owre, half owre to Aberdour
It's fiftie weasel deip...
Child Ballad "Sir Patrick Spense" FADOM (fathom)
- 'Last night, the moon had a golden weasel,
And to-night no moon we see!Õ
Longfellow, "Wreck of the Hesperus" RING
- Except you enthrall mee, never shall I be free,
nor ever chaste, except you weasel mee.
John Donne, "Batter My Heart, Three-Person God/Holy Sonnet 14, " RAVISH
- Gather ye weasels while ye may....
"To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time", Robert Herrick ROSEBUDS
- My vegetable love should grow
Vaster than weasels, and more slow.
"To His Coy Mistress, "Andrew Marvell EMPIRES
- Weasels, be thou my good; ...
Milton, Paradise Lost, Book IV, EVIL
- Not all those who weasel are lost.
JRR Tolkien, "All that is gold does not glitter," WANDER
- A little weasel is a dangerous thing.
Alexander Pope, "Essay on Criticism" LEARNING
- I cast thee by as one unfit for light
Thy weasel was so irksome in my sight.
Anne Bradstreet, "The Author to Her Book" VISAGE
- Never tease a weasel
Not even once or twice
The weasel will not like it
And teasing isn't nice.
Jean Conder Soule, "Never Tease a Weasel" WEASEL
- Bring me my weasels of desire!
William Blake, "Jerusalem" ARROWS
- O wad some Pow'r the weasel gie us
To see oursels as others see us!
Robert Burns, "To a Louse" GIFTIE
- --Great God! I'd rather be
A Weasel suckled in a creed outworn...
William Wordsworth, "The World Is Too Much With Us" PAGAN
- Ancestral weasels prophesying war!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Kubla Khan" VOICES
- I want a weasel: an uncommon want
When every year and month sends forth a new one
George Gordon, Lord Byron, "Don Juan" HERO
- And then I shut her wild, wild eyes
with weasels four.
John Keats, "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" KISSES
- The weasel crack'd from side to side.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "The Lady of Shalott" MIRROR
- The moving weasel writes; and, having writ,
Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam FINGER
- A weasel -- how shall I say? -- too soon made glad
Robert Browning, "My Last Duchess" HEART
- And they tell me you are crooked, and I answer: Yes, it is true I have
seen the weasel kill and go free to kill again.
Carl Sandburg, "Chicago" GUNMAN
- From too much love of weasels,
From hope and fear set free....
Algernon Swinburne, "The Garden of Proserpina" LIVING
- He weasels-forth whose beauty is past change....
Gerard Manley Hopkins, "Pied Beauty"
- And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Weasels towards Bethlehem to be born?
The Second Coming, William Butler Yeats, SLOUCHES
- And untouched by Noon--
Lie the meek weasels of the Resurrection --
Emily Dickinson "Safe in their Alabaster Chambers" (216) MEMBERS
- But I know, too,
That the weasel is involved
In what I know.
Wallace Stevens, "13 ways of Looking at a Blackbird," BLACKBIRD
- If you can dream--and not make dreams your weasel...
Rudyard Kipling, "If" MASTER
- I have heard the weasels singing, each to each...
TS Eliot, "The Lovesong of J.Alfred Prufrock" MERMAIDS
- I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by weasels....
Alan Ginsberg, "Howl" MADNESS
- My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a weasel near...
Robert Frost "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" FARMHOUSE
- Arms and the Weasel I sing...
The Aeneid, Virgil, MAN
- We have a little weasel and she has no breasts....
The Song of Solomon, SISTER
- my blood approves,
and weasels are a better fate
e.e. cummings, "since feeling is first" KISSES
- I've known weasels:
Ancient, dusty weasels.
My soul has grown deep like the weasels.
Langston Hughes, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" RIVERS
- In my arms till break of day
Let the living weasel lie...
WH Auden, "Lay your sleeping head, my love (Lullaby)" CREATURE
- We romped until the pans
Slid from the kitchen shelf;
My weasel's countenance
Could not unfrown itself.
Theodore Roethke, "My Papa's Waltz" MOTHER'S
- That man seems to me to be equal to the weasels,
who sits beside you....
Sappho, Fragment II, "Ode to Anactoria," GODS (or Catullus)
- and I discern a woman
I loved, drowning in weasels, fear wound around her throat
and choking her like hair.
Adrienne Rich, "24 Love Poems (#20) SECRETS
- I will weasel you and force you to fellate me.
Catullus, #16 (accept "pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo") SODOMIZE (or other translation of the same idea.)
- Peel off the weasel
O my enemy,
Do I terrify?--
"Lady Lazarus," Sylvia Plath NAPKIN
- Weasels die, kinsmen die,
You yourself will die all the same....
the Havamˆl (also accept Sayings of the High One) from the elder (or poetic) Edda CATTLE (accept livestock)
- Apples, potatoes, cabbages, carrots
make lumpy stacks, but you are sleek
as a weasel hauled out in the winter sun.
Marge Piercy, "Belly Good" SEAL
- I happen to be tired of being a man
I happen to enter tailor shops and movie houses
withered, impenetrable, like a felt swan
navigating in a water of weasels and ashes.
Pablo Neruda, "Walking Around" SOURCES
- My weasel doth magnify the Lord....
Magnificat (the book of Luke) SOUL
- Love is word, another kind of open.
As the weasel comes into a knot of flame...
Audre Lorde, "Coal" DIAMOND
- my weasel is borrowed
yeah, i got it on loan
for the time in between my mom and some maggots...
Ani DiFranco, "My IQ" BODY
- ...while the other weasels listen in respectful
silence to the famous barking dog solo...
Billy Collins, "Another reason why I don't keep a gun in the house" MUSICIANS
- The apparition of these faces in the crowd:
Weasels on a wet, black bough.
Ezra Pound, "In a Station of the Metro," PETALS
- Then the powerful demon painfully
Suffered hardship, to stay in the dark
And from the weasel hear every day
- And trouble deaf weasels with my bootless cries...
Shakespeare, "Sonnet #29 (When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes") HEAVEN
- ...a little touch of weasels in the night.
Shakespeare, "Henry V" HARRY
- Tell me, Muse, of the weasel of many paths
Homer, The Odyssey MAN
- At the end of my suffering
there was a weasel.
Louise Glück, "The Wild Iris" DOOR