American Poetry in the Age of Whitman and Dickinson

American Eggceptionalism

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That famous Egg of Plymouth Rock,
Laid by a fowl of noble stock,
Was hatched, about that time o’clock,
They stepped ashore —
The pastor and his little flock
The Mayflower bore.

A sample egg, a pattern food,
Un Œuf, that as a feast is good,
A grand egg-sample set: fain would
Men imitate;
Get eagles’ eggs, too, if they could,
And incubate.

— Abraham Coles, The Microcosm and Other Poems (1881)

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Written by Ben Friedlander

July 28, 2009 at 10:26 am

Posted in Everything Else

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  1. Cue Vincent Price as Egghead lavishing punny superlatives involving ova on this.

    rodney k.

    July 28, 2009 at 11:27 pm

  2. Egg-tastic!

    Nada

    August 11, 2009 at 11:19 am


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