literary meme-o-rama

Just what the world has been breathlessly awaiting: A poetry meme! Thanks to Household Opera for the link.

Below you will find ten first lines of poems. If you recognize the line, leave it on the list. If you do not recognize the line, then replace it with the first line of a poem that you do know. Highlight your changes in bold.

1. Had we but world enough, and time,
2. I never saw a Purple Cow
3. Turning and turning in the widening gyre
4. Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
5. Do not go gentle into that good night,
6. What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,
7. And did you get what
you wanted from this life, after all?

8. That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall,
9. Up the morning I must rise
10. Hog Butcher for the World,

I cheated on #7, giving two lines (of a scant seven).

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