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Desc:Short of Vogons, generally considered the worst poem ever written.
Category:Educational, Arts
Tags:poetry, William Topaz McGonnagall, POETV users
Submitted:cognitivedissonance
Date:04/14/13
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Old_Zircon
Classic.
Xenocide
BUTTRESSES.

No greater word will you ever find for your poem, something something something Home Alone.

Two.

Lost in New York.
Jet Bin Fever
This makes me feel better about all the shitty poems I wrote in college.
HarrietTubmanPI
If they just named it the Silver Bridge or Purple Bridge, this would have never happened.

The poem I mean because so much rhymes with Tay.

glasseye
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Tay

William McGonnagall is hilariously bad. He's Scotland's "other" national poet.

EvilHomer
I read about this poem, this Bridge of Tay,
But never actually heard it, no, not till today.
Now that I have, I'm at a loss for what to say.
Except damn, this poem is fucking gay.
Nikon
It's still better than the phat rap of that Fox News reporter.
takewithfood
Recited by Zardoz.
Change
Dick butt ass
A fucking ass
Torn to shit

A raging inferno of shit

There, now I own the worst poem ever.
Innocent Bystander
That's not the worst poem ever, that's just some G. G. Allin lyrics.

StanleyPain
"Author Norman Watson speculates in his biography of McGonagall that the poetaster may have been on the "autism-Asperger's spectrum". Christopher Hart, writing in the Sunday Times, says that this seems "likely"."
Old_Zircon
Every day is Autism Awareness Month here.

Nikon
Despite his unfortunate title of the world's worst poet, a set of McGonagall’s work went for more at an auction than a collection of Harry Potter books signed by author JK Rowling. McGonagall’s poems were so bad that when he read them in public, people threw eggs, rotten fruit, and vegetables at him. Once he walked 100 kilometres to ask Queen Victoria if he could be her personal poet. The Queen was not at home.

Poetry experts have criticized McGonagall for his boring topics, poor vocabulary, his terrible rhymes and his inability to keep his poetry in a proper rhythm. In a 200-page guide to the world's worst poets, 13 pages are just about him. Curiously, he does have a fan club and his work is translated into Russian, Japanese and Romanian. McGonagall had a lot of self-confidence and was proud of his poems. In his autobiography, he explained he had a vision in which a voice inside his head encouraged him to "Write, Write, Write!" In his book, he wrote that he knew of no greater poet than himself.
gravelstudios
This type of delusion is just about necessary for someone to become so-bad-they're-brilliant.

Vaidency
It's like 19th century Katy Perry lyrics.
Innocent Bystander
So there was an angry storm and some dark clouds but you could still see it all by moonlight?
Nikon
That sounds like text from a fanfic.

memedumpster
What's great about this is the reader's condescending voice makes the terrible poetry sound unfairly maligned. I had to find another source online to actually see how bad it was without this guy trying to be personally worse.
That guy
The Bridge of Tay Zonday
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