Musings, Poems

Cora the Couplet Crocodile

croc3“The time is out of joint, O cursed spite
That ever I was born to set it right!”

Hamlet’s couplet is a famous one. Who can resist the pithiness, the efficiency, the rhythm and reason of two short rhyming lines?

Cora the Couplet Crocodile can’t. Continue reading “Cora the Couplet Crocodile”

Events, Musings

A Poet in San Diego

sandiegoowl1I will be in San Diego this weekend spreading poetic love, wisdom, and fortunes. Specifically, I will be leaving the following playing cards with fortunes on them wherever we happen to go in the city. The fortunes are couplets I created for the poetic fortune machine in the museum, but they work well on playing cards, too. Continue reading “A Poet in San Diego”


Recent Poetry Machines

Pippi checks out the Poetic Fortune machine--coming to the museum this weekend.
Pippi checks out the Poetic Fortune machine.


For the price of a measly quarter, you can have a beautiful poetic fortune–a couplet that will set you on the path to riotuous living and harmony or debauchery and ditch-sleeping, whichever you prefer.

But wait, there’s more . . . if you also want a poetic fortune and cannot come toot sweet to the museum to insert your quarter into the machine, I will gladly do it for you. Send a U.S. dollar bill to my PayPal account (, and I will put a quarter in the machine for you and then email you a photo of the fortune you get! Continue reading “Recent Poetry Machines”