Quotation by Lewis Carroll

And would you be a poet
Before you've been to school?
Ah, well! I hardly thought you
So absolute a fool.
First learn to be spasmodic—
A very simple rule.
For first you write a sentence,
And then you chop it small;
Then mix the bits, and sort them out
Just as they chance to fall:
The order of the phrases makes
No difference at all.
Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson] (1832–1898), British author, mathematician, clergyman. repr. In The Works of Lewis Carroll, Longmeadow Press (1982). "Poeta Fit, Non Nascitur" in Rhyme? And Reason? Macmillan (1883).
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