Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

"That's why i'm the English major."

So, my brother has this giant poetry anthology project, and he's using some of my poems in it. He's using one of my haikus, and while i prefer to leave them untitled, i told him i'd come up with a title.

Rain falls on pavement
as a cup jingles spare change.
The abundance of spring.

So, i was skimming through quote files (yes, i have multiple word processing documents with quotes copied into them -- you should not be surprised by this), starting with The Last Unicorn. As a title for this poem i decided on

No Man Ever Thinks His Is A Good Time For Unicorns


“Why did they go away, do you think? If there ever were such things.”

“Who knows? Times change. Would you call this age a good one for unicorns?”

“No, but I wonder if any man before us ever thought his time a good time for unicorns.”

-The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle
I think the best allusion is this:
“How can I be cruel? That is for mortals.” But then she did raise her eyes, and they were great with sorrow, and with something very near to mockery. She said, “So is kindness.”
But i couldn't condense that into a title.

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