O Lamy, my Lamy!

– Remember: No good comes of Walt Whitman –

O Lamy! my Lamy! my lovely pen is gone;
The pen has written every word, the letters sought not done;
The book is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While reading eyes the metric verse, the poem grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the dripping drops of ink,
Where in the world my Lamy lies,
Gone in but a blink.

O Lamy! my Lamy! rise up and find your Bell;
Rise up—for you the writ is wrote—for you the music swells;
For you bouquets and ribboned wreaths—for you the shelves a-crowding;
For you I call, the searching jill, my saddened face is turning;
Here Lamy! dear pen!
These words beneath your nib;
Were like some dream that on the page,
And witty little quips.

My Lamy does not answer, it is gone and lost;
My Lamy does not feel my hands, it has not ink nor verse;
The pen is neither safe nor sound, its writing done and terse;
With mournful words, the bookish nerd, comes in with object gone;
Exult, O ballpoints; write, O Bics!
But I, with mournful tears,
Write the words my Lamy wrote,
in pencil, without smears.

  8 comments for “O Lamy, my Lamy!

  1. mevanoff@sasktel.net
    20 March 2012 at 10:08 pm

    • 20 March 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Cottleston, cottleston, cottleston pie
      Why does a chicken?
      I don’t know why.

      Best line ever invented.

      • mevanoff@sasktel.net
        20 March 2012 at 10:33 pm

        • 20 March 2012 at 10:35 pm

          I also love Victor Borge.

          • mevanoff@sasktel.net
            20 March 2012 at 10:43 pm

            • mevanoff@sasktel.net
              21 March 2012 at 1:02 am

              sorry for rapes

              • mevanoff@sasktel.net
                21 March 2012 at 1:06 am

                not personally

  2. Ernst Bitterman
    21 March 2012 at 6:33 am

    Oh, woe! A wayward Lamy! The lost fountain pen is very like an amputation. I hope it has the sense to be somewhere find-able.

i make squee noises when you tell me stuff.

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